Puppet Festival!


Greetings!  The Children’s department will be hosting a puppet festival on Saturday, April 21st!  This event is sure to be a fun experience! 

Here’s some information on what you can expect for Saturday:

SATURDAY, APRIL 21, 2012 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. THE FIRST ANNUAL PUPPET FESTIVAL at the library!  TWO spectacular programs in one day: at 10:00 a.m. LISA DELCEGNO, a student at the University of Connecticut School of Fine Arts Ballard Institute and Museum of Puppetry to teach kids about shadow puppets and create a shadow puppet circus!  At 2:00 p.m. a production of “Jack and the Beanstalk” performed by Michael Graham’s award-winning puppet company SPRING VALLEY PUPPET THEATER!  Michael Graham is a graduate of the Ballard Institute and Museum of Puppetry.  To find out more about the puppets, the show, and Mr. Graham visit www.springvalleypuppets.com!  The Puppet Festival is made possible through grant funds from the Friends of the Bristol Public Library.


Library Hours


Just a reminder, the library will be closed on Friday, April 6th in observance of Good Friday.  We will be open Saturday, April 7th from 8:30 to 5:00.

Preschool Fair!


Join us on Wednesday, March 28th for our Preschool Fair!  We have invited a huge variety of local daycare/preschool providers as well as local doctors and dentists!

The Preschool Fair will be at 10 a.m. and then again at 5 p.m.  During our morning session, we will have guest story tellers from the CT Humanities here for a special bedtime-themed story time!  In the evening, local author, Rick Labadia, will be here to share his latest book.

We hope to see you all here!

Citizen of the Year!


Congratulations to our Children’s Department Supervisor, Valerie Toner, who has been named Bristol’s Citizen of the Year by the Bristol Elks!  Every day, Valerie travels to different organizations and schools throughout Bristol fostering a love of books and reading with Bristol’s youngest readers.  We couldn’t agree more that she is Bristol’s Citizen of the Year!

Special Thursday Story time!


Greetings!  On Thursday, March 1st, we will have a special story teller here at the library!  Meris Palmer from the CT Humanities will be here at 10 a.m. for a special story time/craft program.  This program will take the place of our regularly scheduled Toddlers story time and 2 and 3 year-old story time at 11.  We hope you all can make it, this should be a fun event!

February Vacation Week



If you are looking for something to do during February Vacation, stop by the Children’s department.  On Tuesday, we will be celebrating Presidents’ Day with crafts and activities.  On Thursday, we will be welcoming back Roger Tincknell for a special music show.  The show will start at 10 a.m. and registration is NOT required.

Just a reminder for our story timers, we will not have our regularly scheduled story times next week.  They will resume on Monday, February 27th.

Hope to see you here!