Children’s Department

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  • Never Give a Bunny a Haircut
  • Minecraft digital summer peek 2017
  • Superhero and princess party C1

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Registration is required for:
Minecraft Club. Tuesdays @ 5:30 PM and Fridays @ 10:00 AM.

Special Events

Cinco de Mayo celebration

with Patty the Panda!

Join the Bristol Public Library in celebrating the launch of Mango Languages, an online language-learning system that offers 60 foreign language courses and 17 English courses. Enjoy live mariachi music, themed refreshments, crafts for kids and a special visit from Patty the Panda!

5/04/17 from 6:00 PM—7:30 PM. No registration required.

Princess and Superhero Party

Calling all superheroes and princesses from across the land. Join the children’s department decked out in your best gown or disguise for some royally heroic fun!

Dance, read and learn castle manners with three real princesses and participate in superhero training. There will also be snacks and lots of crafts!

5/06//17 from 10:00 AM—2:00 PM. No registration required.

 Activities and Crafts
Reading Without Walls

The Reading Without Walls Challenge encourages readers to explore books of diverse voices, genres, and formats. Come to the library and read about new    cultures! We will have certificates and a limited amount of pins upon completion.

5/1/15—5/5/17 during library hours. No registration required.

Star Wars Day

May the 4th be with you! Visit the children’s section for some make and take crafts as well as a Star Wars themed scavenger hunt and a raffle.

5/04/17 all day! No registration required.

Mothers Day Crafts

To celebrate our moms, we have special crafts available all week!

5/08/17—5/13/17 during library hours. No registration required.

Memorial Day Crafts

Create some crafts at the library in honor of Memorial Day!

5/22/17—5/26/17 during library hours. No registration required.

   Summer Reading
Build a Better World

Summer is coming! Our summer reading program and free lunch program start June 19th, 2017. The more reading you do, the better chance you have of     winning some awesome prizes.  Don’t forget to stop by and take your turn at the Big Spinner!

Summer library programs will include story times, Yoga, Tai Chi, Hip Hop classes and other fun activities for children ages 0-12.

Find More Events

Guide to Living Bully Free

The Connecticut Office of the Victim Advocate has put together a brochure outlining ways to identify bullies and victims of bullying, plus tips for keeping your child and community safe.
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Guide to Internet Safety

The Connecticut Office of the Victim Advocate has put together a brochure with information on how to keep you and your child safe while using the Internet.
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Valerie Toner, Supervisor of Children’s Services is the featured author of the October 2013 Children’s Bookshelf in Connecticut Parent Magazine.
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Miss D and Miss S, Children’s Assistants, co-wrote a piece for Connecticut Parent Magazine’s March 2017 edition about their favorite graphic novels for kids of all ages.
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Good Reads is an online community of book reviews and recommendations from people all over the world. Please visit the Bristol Public Library Children’s page to see what we’re reading!
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