Story Time

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Story Time: Fridays at 10:30am for children under the age of three.

Many people believe that children learn to read and write in kindergarten or first grade. But developing literacy skills begins at birth through everyday loving interactions—sharing books, telling stories, singing songs, talking to one another, or pointing out and naming objects. Even painting, drawing or picking up things serve a purpose. These activities help develop hand muscles and coordination—skills necessary for learning how to write.

Adults—parents, grandparents and teachers—play a powerful role in preparing young children for future school success and in becoming self-confident and motivated learners.

 

Early Language and Literacy - ZERO TO THREE. (2014). Retrieved from http://main.zerotothree.org/site/PageServer?pagename=key_language
 

Now Circulating STEM Toys!

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Now Ciculating STEM Toys!

The Bridgeport Public Library celebrates National Library Week with the premiere of new STEM toy collection! The items, varying from building and design kits to lab sets and strategy games, are now available for circulation! The library’s new STEM toy collection helps make applied learning available to all of the community’s children.


Library patrons interested in the new collection are asked to refer to the library’s STEM toy user guidelines, as new rules were established to manage the items.


If you have questions about these items, please contact Amy at the library at 304-842-8248.

Summer Reading Registration Begins!

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Summer Reading Registration Begins!

Registration for Summer Reading for all ages begins Thursday, June 2, 2016! Registered participants receive lists of recommended reads, reading logs, independent activities, a calendar of Summer Reading events and they are also eligible to win prizes and attend programs throughout Summer Reading! Registration must be done in person at the library.


If you have questions about this event, please contact Sarah or Amy at the library at 304-842-8248.

Tea & Talk

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Tea & Talk

All are welcome to discuss the latest drama surrounding the third season of Endeavour during the group’s weekly meetings at 1:00pm:


Tuesday, June 21, 2016
Monday, June 27, 2016
Tuesday, July 5, 2016
Monday, July 11, 2016


Tuesday meetings are scheduled to accommodate Monday library closures in honor of holidays – West Virginia and Independence Days.


Tea will be provided and participants are welcome to bring a bag lunch. The four 90 minute episodes of Endeavour Season 3 will air on Sundays at 9:00pm, June 19 – July 10, 2016 on PBS Masterpiece.
If you have questions about this program, please contact Sarah at the library at 304-842-8248.

Silver Screeners

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Silver Screeners Tumbledown

Kids’ and Teen Movie Nights are popular programs at the library and now there is a similar program available for adults, 21 years and older! Critically acclaimed movies newly released on DVD, with special emphasis on films previously unavailable to local theater audiences, will be shown in the library’s event room for adults to enjoy and discuss together. Popcorn will be provided.


Tumbledown is the feature presentation on Friday, June 24, 2016 from 5:30pm to 8:00pm.


If you have questions about this event, please contact Sarah at the library at 304-842-8248.

Teen Read

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Teen Read Ink & Bone

Teens will discuss Ink and Bone by Rachel Caine on Monday, June 27, 2016 beginning at 6:00pm. See Sarah at the library to borrow a copy of the book, but quantities are limited.


If you have questions about this program, please contact Sarah at 304-842-8248.

NASA Remote Sensing and Dinosaurs

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NASA Remote Sensing and Dinosaurs

“NASA Remote Sensing and Dinosaurs” is a Bridgeport Public Library “Take Me To Your Reader” Summer Reading program for children between the ages of four and twelve. The program will be offered twice: Tuesday, June 28, 2016 at 12:00pm and Thursday, June 30, 2016 at 6:00pm. Registration is required and can be easily done by calling the library at 304-842-8248.

 

If you have questions about this event, please contact Amy at the library at 304-842-8248.

Colorful Yarns

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The Colorful Yarns

Now meeting twice a month! Community members interested in knitting or crochet or needlepoint, including crewel and embroidery are invited to attend meetings to share ideas! Bring your current project to work on while mingling with fellow fiber enthusiasts! All are welcome on Tuesdays, June 28 and July 12 and 26, 2016 at 6:30pm!


If you have questions about this event, please contact Donna at the library at 304-842-

Space Camp

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Space Camp!

“Space Camp” is a Bridgeport Public Library “Take Me To Your Reader” Summer Reading series for children between the ages of four and twelve. The program will be offered on Wednesdays, June 29 and July 6, 13, 20, 2016 at 12:00pm. Registration is required and can be easily done by calling the library at 304-842-8248.

 

If you have questions about this event, please contact Amy at the library at 304-842-8248.

eReader Workshop

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eReader Workshop

Bring your eReader to the library on June 30 and July 26, 2016 at 2:00pm for an informal workshop! Librarians will offer guidance and instruction for participants interested in downloading eBooks and eAudiobooks from the WV DELI and OneClickDigital, as well as digital magazines from Zinio. Registration is required and may be easily done by calling the library at 304-842-8248 or by stopping by the front circulation desk.


If you have questions about this program, please contact Sarah or Amy at the library at 304-842-8248.

Jedi Training

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Jedi Training

“Jedi Training” is a Bridgeport Public Library “Take Me To Your Reader” Summer Reading series for children between the ages of four and twelve. The program will be offered on Fridays: July 1, 8, and 15, 2016 at 12:00pm. Registration is required and can be easily done by calling the library at 304-842-8248.


If you have questions about this event, please contact Amy at the library at 304-842-8248.

Closed

The library will be closed July 4, 2016.

 

Have a safe and happy holiday!

Crazy About Constellations

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Crazy About Constellations!

“Crazy about Constellations” is a Bridgeport Public Library “Take Me To Your Reader” Summer Reading program for children between the ages of four and twelve. The program will be offered twice: Tuesday, July 5, 2016 at 12:00pm and Thursday, July 7, 2016 at 6:00pm. Registration is required and can be easily done by calling the library at 304-842-8248.

 

If you have questions about this event, please contact Amy at the library at 304-842-8248.

NASA Starlab Planetarium for Teens and Adults

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NASA Starlab Planetarium for Teens and Adults

“NASA Planetarium: Solar System and Galaxies for Adults and Teens” is a Bridgeport Public Library “Take Me To Your Reader” Summer Reading program for those over the age of 13. The program will be offered on Tuesday, July 5, 2016 at 2:00pm. Registration is required and can be easily done by calling the library at 304-842-8248.

 

If you have questions about this event, please contact Sarah at the library at 304-842-8248.

Chapter Chat

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Chapter Chat Radiance

Participants will discuss Radiance by Catherynne M. Valente on Wednesday, July 6, 2016 at 12:00pm. Participants are welcome to bring their lunch for this new mid-day meeting time!


If you have questions about this program, please contact Sarah at the library at 304-842-8248.

NASA Starlab Planetarium for Teens and Adults

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NASA Starlab Planetarium for Teens and Adults

“NASA Planetarium: Greek Mythology for Adults and Teens” is a Bridgeport Public Library “Take Me To Your Reader” Summer Reading program for those over the age of 13. The program will be offered on Wednesday, July 6, 2016 at 2:00pm. Registration is required and can be easily done by calling the library at 304-842-8248.


If you have questions about this event, please contact Sarah at the library at 304-842-8248.

NASA Starlab Planetarium for Teens and Adults

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NASA Starlab Planetarium for Teens and Adults

“NASA Planetarium: the Moon for Adults and Teens” is a Bridgeport Public Library “Take Me To Your Reader” Summer Reading program for those over the age of 13. The program will be offered on Thursday, July 7, 2016 at 2:00pm. Registration is required and can be easily done by calling the library at 304-842-8248.

If you have questions about this event, please contact Sarah at the library at 304-842-8248.

Tabletop Gaming

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Tabletop Gaming

All tabletop gamers, both teens and adults of all levels of gaming expertise, are welcome at the library! Participants will play games such as Ticket to Ride, Settlers of Catan, Takenoko, and more on Saturday, July 9, 2016 from 12:00pm to 5:00pm!


If you have questions about this event, please contact Sarah at the library at 304-842-8248.

Teen Movie Night

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Teen Movie Night

All teens between the ages of thirteen and nineteen are invited to movie night at the library! Gattaca is the feature presentation on Monday, July 11, 2016 beginning at 5:30pm. Pizza and refreshments will be provided for participants.


If you have questions about this program, please contact Sarah at the library at 304-842-8248.

NASA Starlab Planetarium

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NASA Starlab Planetarium

“NASA Planetarium: Solar System and Galaxies for Children” is a Bridgeport Public Library “Take Me To Your Reader” Summer Reading program for children between the ages of four and twelve. The program will be offered twice: Tuesday, July 12, 2016 at 12:00pm and Thursday, July 14, 2016 at 6:00pm. Registration is required and can be easily done by calling the library at 304-842-8248.

 

If you have questions about this event, please contact Amy at the library at 304-842-8248.

NASA Starlab Planetarium

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NASA Starlab Planetarium

“NASA Planetarium: the Moon for Children” is a Bridgeport Public Library “Take Me To Your Reader” Summer Reading program for children between the ages of four and twelve. The program will be offered twice: Tuesday, July 12, 2016 at 2:00pm and Thursday, July 14, 2016 at 2:00pm. Registration is required and can be easily done by calling the library at 304-842-8248.

If you have questions about this event, please contact Amy at the library at 304-842-8248.

NASA Starlab Planetarium

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NASA Starlab Planetarium

“NASA Planetarium: Greek Mythology for Children” is a Bridgeport Public Library “Take Me To Your Reader” Summer Reading program for those between the ages of four and twelve. The program will be offered on Wednesday, July 13, 2016 at 2:00pm. Registration is required and can be easily done by calling the library at 304-842-8248.

 

If you have questions about this event, please contact Amy at the library at 304-842-8248.

Teen Read

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Teen Read Obsidian

Teens will discuss Obsidian by Jennifer Armentrout on Monday, July 18, 2016 beginning at 7:00pm. See Sarah at the library to borrow a copy of the book, but quantities are limited.


If you have questions about this program, please contact Sarah at 304-842-8248.

NASA Telescopes for Teens and Adults

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NASA Telescopes for Teens and Adults

“NASA Telescopes” is a Bridgeport Public Library “Take Me To Your Reader” Summer Reading program for those over the age of 13. The program will be offered on Monday, July 18, 2016 at 8:30pm. Registration is required and can be easily done by calling the library at 304-842-8248.

 

If you have questions about this event, please contact Sarah at the library at 304-842-8248.

Essential Oils 101

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Essential Oils 101

Jaclyn Ruble will offer basic instruction on essential oils Tuesday, July 19, 2016 at 2:00pm. Join us at the library to learn more!


If you have questions about this program, please contact Amy at 304-842-8248.
 

NASA Telescopes

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NASA Telescopes

“NASA Telescopes” is a Bridgeport Public Library “Take Me To Your Reader” Summer Reading program for children between the ages of four and twelve. The program will be offered on Tuesday, July 19, 2016 at 8:30pm. Registration is required and can be easily done by calling the library at 304-842-8248.

 

If you have questions about this event, please contact Amy at the library at 304-842-8248.

Book Talk!

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Book Talk! The Aviator's Wife

Contemporary fiction, West Virginia literature, acclaimed autobiographies, and other notable nonfiction — books in these categories are among those read and discussed at Book Talk, a lively reading group meeting the third Wednesday of each month at 4:00pm in the library conference room. New members are enthusiastically welcomed; interested library patrons should contact Joanne. The program is well established and its years of reading selections are included in the library’s SnapShots for Adults.

 

Book Talk will meet on Wednesday, July 20, 2016, at 4:00 to discuss The Aviator's Wife.

 

If you have questions about this program, please contact Joanne at 304-842-8248.

 

Summer Reading Finale Block Party

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Summer Reading Finale Block Party

Bridgeport Public Library Summer Reading 2016 participants of all ages are invited to finale block party on Thursday, July 21, 2016, 4:00pm – 6:00pm! The event will feature games, food, music, and prizes! Registration is required and can easily be done by calling 304-842-8248 or by stopping by the library.


If you have questions about this program, please contact Amy at the library at 304-842-8248.

Silver Screeners

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Silver Screeners

Kids’ and Teen Movie Nights are popular programs at the library and now there is a similar program available for adults, 21 years and older! Critically acclaimed movies newly released on DVD, with special emphasis on films previously unavailable to local theater audiences, will be shown in the library’s event room for adults to enjoy and discuss together. Popcorn will be provided.


I Saw the Light is the feature presentation on Friday, July 22, 2016 from 5:30pm to 8:00pm.


If you have questions about this event, please contact Sarah at the library at 304-842-8248.

Teen Game Night

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Teen Game Night

Teens are invited to join in a fun round of Tsuro of the Seas on Monday, July 25, 2015 from 6:00pm to 8:00pm at the Bridgeport Public Library! All teens, between the ages of thirteen and nineteen, are welcome!


If you have questions about this event, please contact Sarah Nora at 304-842-8248.

Book Signing with Bob Anderson

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Book Signing with Bob Anderson

Bob Anderson, WV author of Our American Penny: Bundled to Americana and his newest book Remembering ‘The Forgotten Generation,’ will be at the Bridgeport Public Library on Wednesday, July 27, 2016! Anderson will present “Mystic of the Mountains” beginning at 2:00pm and offer book signings from 2:30pm to 4:00pm and again from 6:00pm to 8:00pm. Copies of his books will be available for purchase during the event.


If you have questions about this program, please contact Sarah at the library at 304-842-8248.

Book Signing with Linda Stevenski

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Book Signing with Linda Stevenski

Linda Stevenski, a local children’s author, will be at the library for a book singing on Thursday, July 28, 2016 from 2:00pm to 4:00pm! Stevenski’s newest book is Chetty T. Chipmunk's Surprise. Copies of the book will be available for purchase during the event.


If you have questions about this program, please contact Amy at the library at 304-842-8248.

 

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We hope you use and enjoy the various services we offer, which include access to: books, eBooks, audiobooks, movies, music, magazines, online databases, and more! Informative and social programs are available for children, teens, and adults. Please see the monthly calendar for upcoming events!

Mission Statement:

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