The Bristol Public Library’s Teen & YA department offers local teens (11-18 years old) the opportunity to earn community service hours by reviewing YA books! To participate, submit reviews that follow these guidelines using our online form. If your review is accepted, you will earn ONE SERVICE HOUR for each review submitted.

The Bristol Public Library’s Teen Space is exclusively open to ages 11-18 years old and offers a place to study, play, create, socialize, and collaborate with peers. The space includes a Chalkboard Wall, Sticky Note Wall, and Gallery Wall where teens are invited to show off their artistic talent and express themselves. Our Makerspace Cart and Lego Wall give teens the opportunity to explore STEM projects and concepts. We also have a huge collection of tabletop games as well as a large screen TV and several gaming consoles!


The Teen Space is connected to our Young Adult Collection which features books, graphic novels, manga, magazines, and audiobooks. Upstairs next to the circulation desk and Jones Creativity Center, you’ll find our Young Adult DVD and Bluray collection. Everyone, regardless of age, is encouraged to browse the Young Adult collection and checkout these items!



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A place to read, a place to hang, a place to be.

Things to note:  The Teen Space was designed as a place for teens to feel safe and comfortable at the library. With this goal in mind, the room is open only to teens and legal guardians accompanied by their teen. The Teen Space is reserved for teens and staff only during programs. A staff member is always present whenever the Teen Space is open. The Teen Space has public computers with Internet access. These computers are available exclusively for teens. Teens must have their own library card or be issued a guest pass if they are visiting or cannot/do not wish to obtain their own library card. Guest passes will not be issued to minors without the  presence of a parent or guardian. Anyone under the age of 18 must have permission from a parent or guardian to check out books. A parent or guardian must be present to show identity and sign for children under the age of 18 applying for a library card.