Guest Speaker: Scott Stanton, Assistant Director of the Bristol Public Library


Scott + Director Debbie Prozo are excited about the upcoming year at the library.  

Bristol Library is of great value in the community! 


* 2.4 million budget between Manross & Main branch, breaks to $38/year per Bristol resident (part of taxes)

* 1400 card holders in Bristol, # Dropped during covid
Goal to get back up to 20k cardholders
* 129k foot traffic
* 20k came to programs
* 16k online courses
* 14k used computers 
* 65k sessions of wifi
* Circulatory 2.5 million 
September is national sign-up month, they will join us at the farmer's market
Library did not close during covid, remote & grab-and-go services were available
Isolation factor, w/o library would feel alone 
Access for all
Bristol public library, went fine free!  Still a charge if you loose/ break things.
Author luncheon held each year 
Bristol Public Library is a Hub CT library, Library for blind 
may receive a player and materials in braille, put together a collection...looks like a cassette recorder 
Given to folks free, materials sent to them free. Surrounding areas are welcome to take advantage of this program
Download the Libby app!
Visit Seth Ramos, the computer lab person
Seed Libary in the lobby 
Digital magazines, hoopla app, movies, the library has an app now! programs, monthly concerts, history room, educational programs 
It's Mini-Grant Time
The application, which is a short series of questions for grant seekers, is due by April 15th.  They can be handed to any club member or emailed to the club at or mailed to the club at this address: Bristol Rotary Club, PO Box 1674, Bristol, CT  06011-1674
District Assembly / Post-PETS training in Springfield, MA April 1, 2023 8-2, Interested in attending - click link:


Lee is happy this month's Rotary magazine was about Rotary bike riding, this close to eradicating Polio, last year rode 2300 miles on the Farmington trail to raise $ to end polio.  A pledge sheet was passed around - Lee has started logging miles for this year - time to pledge per mile   

Dale, happy for Scott's presentation, sad UConn women, happy UConn men, suffering from Penn state men's loss, 3 years ago cut cable, wife Yankees fan...back to cable 
Mary, UConn women, rough, UConn men, happy for speaker, fond memories of going to the library, no longer wearing masks at BARC
Les, happy for the UConn men, sad buck for losing the bracket 
Dave, the speaker was informative, sad UConn women, happy UConn men, Men + Boys breakfast June 8th (flyer below), Republican Jefferson dinner, April 14th, email Dave for more info
John, library, great memories, lived in Terryville, in college place to catch a nap, UConn lost all brackets because of UConn, sad for mother, she jinxed us, passing notes in class?
Judi, comedy night. @ Indian rock, Scott giving time,  
Peter, sent in a buck with Judi - gave a sass  buck about the UConn game, over coached
Ken, guest speaker, UConn men and women, congrats on their 29 years of sweet 16
Norm, speaker 
Laura, Speaker Scott / library, sad buck Chris traveling 
Community Events
April 20, 2023 Knights of Columbus Annual Beverage Tasting, Plantsville, CT (see flyer link below) 
April 28, 2023 BARC's shining stars Gala
June 8, 2023 - Men + Boys fund of The Main Street Community Foundation Annual Breakfast - Speaker Freddie Coleman (see flyer below)
Mar 28, 2023 8:00 AM
Apr 04, 2023 8:00 AM
Apr 11, 2023 8:00 AM
Apr 18, 2023 8:00 AM
Farmers Market
Apr 25, 2023 8:00 AM
May 02, 2023 8:00 AM
View entire list
Upcoming Events
Barnes Nature Center Spring Fair
May 20, 2023
Harvest Pack - District 7890 Day of Service
May 20, 2023
View entire list
Download Files
Knights of Columbus Beverage Tasting
Knights of Columbus Beverage Tasting
Men + Boys Fund Breakfast Flyer
Bristol Public Library Flyer
Bristol Public Library Flyer
Mini Grant Application
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Dale Clift
March 4
Clayton Laferriere
March 18
John/Hartford Courant Cassidy
March 24
Join Date
Beth Brady
March 16, 2021
2 years
Patti Philippon
March 24, 2015
8 years
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