© Bristol Public Library
Though it has had many homes since it opened in 1892, the Bristol Public Library can now be found in the renowned Potter building, which is a Colonial Revival style structure which was designed by New York architect Wilson Potter in 1907. It started off with less than 4,000 books during its first year; today, the library’s collection includes over 200,000 books, magazines, CDs, DVDs, and other material. The library also has a computer lab, quiet study rooms, and a research center filled with a history room, WWII scrapbook, databases, genealogy line, yearbooks, and much more. There are several programs for children, teens, and adults, such as Baby Story Time, book discussions, and a Coffee House Music program.
5 High Street, Bristol, CT 06010, Phone: 860-584-7787