F. N. Manross Memorial Library

The F. N. Manross Memorial Library is the Forestville branch of the Bristol Public Library.

The Manross Library offers materials, programs & resources to users in Forestville and the Greater Bristol area. Manross Library has also become a hub for the homeschooling community in the region.


Event Date/Time

Wednesday Lunch Bunch: Nutmeg Book 2016 Intermediate Nominees

Manross Room
06/24/2015 - 08/5/2015
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Magician Steve Woyce

Manross Room
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Tom Sieling - Singer & Storyteller

Manross Room
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Lionheart Puppets

Manross Room
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Family Movie: BRAVE

Manross Room
6:00 pm - 7:45 pm

Manross Movie: The Long, Long Trailer

Manross Room
2:00 pm - 3:45 pm

Paris! Sera Toujours Paris!

Manross Room
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Stuffed Animal Sleepover & Breakfast

Children’s Area – Main Library
07/23/2015 - 07/24/2015
2:00 pm - 9:00 am

Candy Sushi Workshop for Grades 5 & Up!

Manross Room
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm


Manross Room
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

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  • New Downloadable Magazine Titles Available at the Library! We’ve added several new titles to the downloadable magazines! Download them from anywhere through Zinio & keep them as long as you want!  As of July 1st available titles include: 30 Minute Dinners Allrecipes American Patchwork & Quilting Better Homes & Gardens Country Living Do It Yourself Dr Oz the Good Life Elle ESPN the Magazine Every Day with Rachael Ray Family Circle Food Network Magazine Good ...
  • Friends of the Library Summer Mini-Book Sales Coming in June! The Friends of the Bristol Public Library will hold a used book mini-sale on Friday, June 5 and Saturday, June 6 in the lower level of the Bristol Public Library, 5 High Street, Bristol. The sale hours are 9:00AM to 4:00PM on Friday and 9:00AM to 1:00PM on Saturday, with an adult fiction half-price sale ...
  • Library Board Meeting Cancelled The Library Board meeting scheduled for Monday, May 4, 2015 is cancelled The next regular meeting is scheduled for Monday, June 1, 2015 at 6:30 PM at the  Bristol Public Library.  For more information contact the library at (860) 584-7787 x 2000.
  • Manross Library Closed, Monday, Feb. 9th F.N. Manross Memorial is closed today due to the weather. The Main Library at 5 High Street is open.
  • FREE Concert at the Manross Library
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Portrait of Frederick N Manross

Frederick N. Manross

The Manross Library was established on December 31, 1949, as the gift of Arthur N. Manross, who donated the former homestead of his father, Frederick N. Manross to the City of Bristol. The house was donated to replace the former home of the Forestville Library when the land it occupied was sold in 1947. The new library site, a two-story structure built in 1899, was dedicated as the F. N. Manross Library. The original building stood at the corner of Central and Garden Streets on what is now the front lawn of the current library building erected in 1975.


Portrait of Arthur N. Manross

Arthur N. Manross

The Manross Library is an active neighborhood library offering materials, programs & resources to users in Forestville and the Greater Bristol area. As a community library Manross Library offers Notary Public services and extensive programming for both adults and children. Manross Library has also become a hub for the homeschooling community in the region. Manross library added an elevator in 2012, is ADA compliant, and is accessible for the whole community.


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