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Teen Department

The Bristol Public Library offers a newly renovated area specifically for tweens and teens. This area has its own extensive selection of books, graphic novels, audiobooks and magazines. BPL also has a teen DVD collection.In addition to the new book room, the library also has a large Teen Space exclusively for teens to hang out, read, collaborate with other students on school projects or participate in one of the many free teen programs, events, and book clubs available at the library.


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


Things to note:The teen book room containing all circulating teen materials is open to children, teens, and adults during all library operating hours.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 adults accompanied by teens. A staff member is always present whenever the Teen Space is open.The Teen Space has four 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 arevisiting or cannot/do not wish to obtain their own library card. Those under the age of 18 must have parental consent to use the internet, either by library card authorization or accompanied by a parentor guardian. 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. Parents or guardians can indicate on the library card application form that they give their children permission to use the Internet.