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Now on Display

Now on display at the Bristol Public Library is a very unusual collection of Russian samovars, belonging to Judi Sheridan of North Bloomfield. Samovars are metal containers traditionally used to heat and boil water.
Since heated water is usually used to make tea, a samovar has an attachment on the top of its lid to hold and heat a teapot filled with a tea concentrate.  The antiques on display were typically used in and around Russia, European countries, as well as the Middle East.

Eclipse Glasses

Beginning Monday, March 25th through Friday, April 5th, or while supplies last, present your valid Bristol Public Library card (A valid library card is one free of fines or fees.) and receive one pair of solar eclipse glasses per family.

Winter Weather Policy

*When the Bristol Local School System is closed or delayed due to severe weather conditions, the Bristol Public Library will operate on a 2 hour delay. 
*There may be times when the library will be closed all day.  Before venturing out in severe conditions, patrons are urged to call the library at 330-889-3651.
*If the library is closed, no fines will be assessed on that day.


The CLEVNET app will be down for the foreseeable future.  The owner of the mobile application and the vendor that controls access to the app are different. Unfortunately, the vendor unexpectedly disabled the app, rendering it inoperable.  An entirely new, next-generation mobile app for CLEVNET is in the works, but it is not yet available.

Join the Conversation

Monday, October 2–Tuesday, October 31
The community is invited to be part of Trumbull County Reads 2023 this October, as local libraries join together for a shared reading and learning experience. Trumbull County Reads (formerly known as One Book/One Community) is an annual initiative that encourages everyone to celebrate reading through conversations and events related to a central book or topic.

This year, four books—selected for children through adults—that focus on the theme “Stand Up” will be featured.