Check out our Library Materials!

Now you can check out books for curbside pick up again! Go to the catalog and Place Hold on books you want. We will call you when items are ready for pick up at the back door. Please, keep all materials you checked out at home until further notice.

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More Than Just Books!

In addition to NEW books, audio CDs and DVD’s for ‘readers’ from birth to middle school age, you can also check out the moon watching binoculars or a telescope for nighttime explorations.

Spring is the time of year for outdoors so plan a walk in a wetland area and check out the nature exploration kit with aquatic nets, guide books, and bug houses.

Call (802) 453-2366 for reservations.

The Dorothy Canfield Fisher Book Award was created to honor excellence in children’s literature. Each year since 1957, Vermont students in grades four through eight have selected their favorite book from a list of 30 nominees. It is recommended that students read at least five of the year’s nominated titles before voting.

You can still participate in voting on your favorites until Tuesday, May 26th. All titles are also available as e-books and many as audiobooks on the Overdrive/Libby App. 

Here is a checklist to keep track of the ones that you have read:  DCF Checklist 2019-2020  (PDF)

Check out NEXT YEAR’S LIST of the Middle-Grade Book Award 2020-2021 (formerly DCF Book Award)

The Books for Babies Program welcomes each new baby born in the Bristol community with a picture book. For years after, as the babies grow, the book remains in the library with a bookplate containing the child’s name. This program is funded by the Wells Mountain Initiative and Red Clover Dental.

Addison County Readers promotes early literacy as a sponsor of Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library. This program sends a book each month to the home of each registered child (birth through five years of age) at no cost to the family. Children of different ages receive different titles; the books are carefully selected and are for the children to keep.

Take the time to enroll your child in the Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library NOW at

The One World Library Project has a beautiful red bookshelf downstairs filled with books and movies that bring stories of other peoples and lands to enjoy in the comfort of your own home.

The Red Clover Book Award is designed for children in kindergarten through fourth grade. Each year thousands of Vermont children read the 10 nominated picture books and vote for their favorite in the spring. The award has been handed out annually since 1997.  See links and slide show below:



Slide presentation of books

VOTE for Red Clover Nominees by sending your vote to lmlkids009@gmail by May 26th.

Contact Marita at with any questions, comments or suggestions.