BRISTOL – “ROAR,” yelled a dozen little children at the Manross Library on Wednesday afternoon for story time about dinosaurs.
Evelyn Fisher, one of the new librarians in the Children’s Department, was excited to read a variety of dinosaur-themed stories.
“We change our reading themes every week. We try to keep the themes tied with our summer reading session,” explained Fisher. “We’ve had space-themed books and summer-themed books. Every child that continues the summer reading challenge and comes to story time gets a raffle ticket for a special prize.”
Every Wednesday afternoon, Fisher gets ready to read to children between the ages of three and five.
“Sometimes we have drop-ins, but a lot of the time we have our regulars who have been coming to story time for the past few years. I like when the kids get excited for the books and they run around. It’s very cute and adorable. Although I’m sure their favorite part is the bubbles,” said Fisher.
Sharon White, a resident of Plainville, has been bringing her granddaughter, Abigail, to story time every Wednesday since last summer.
“She loves it,” said White. “She loves the stories and the crafts and the interactions from the librarians is very nice. It’s a great afternoon thing to break up the day. Abby has her own library card and she loves to use it to pick out books and DVDs.”
Ashley Burch, a resident of Bristol, brought her 4-year-old daughter, Olivia, and her 5-month-old daughter, Charlotte, to the program.
“I’ve been bringing Olivia here for the past two years for story time and she loves it. She loves the books and I like it how it gets her interested in reading. She really likes the goofy-themed books. For example, right now she checked out the book from the library called ‘I Ate My Friend’ and it’s the silliest book about an alien who ate his friend,” said Burch.
The Manross Memorial Library is located on 260 Central St., in Bristol. For more information about story time or other upcoming events, call 860-584-7790 or visit their website at www.bristollib.com/manross .