EVERY HERO HAS A STORY
Greatest of Modern leviathans in tow…and will reach port.
The City of Bridgeport, through its Lighthouse After School program, is pleased to
present you with this publication highlighting the numerous programs
available for children and their families to learn, play and grow
throughout the summer.
Crochet basic learning – all levels are welcome
Printable BPL Library Card Applications are now available Online in both English and Spanish.
All the iconic DC Comics Superheroes in time for “Heroes” Summer Reading! Free with your BPL Library Card.
Check out what’s going on for kids this summer.
Now at 4 BPL Locations:
Looking for a different way to earn your high school diploma?
Through the generosity of the “Friends of the BPL” The Bridgeport Public Library is in the process of greatly expanding its foreign language collection. Books will be available in the following languages Bengali, Chinese, French, German, Japanese, Italian, Portuguese, and Vietnamese.
Stay tuned – the books will be available very soon!
All locations of the Bridgeport Library will be CLOSED Monday, February 16th in observance of President’s Day.
Christmas 1938 was a tough year for America. The last years of the Depression were difficult ones for the citizens of Bridgeport, and especially the children. Standing in the Second Precinct (Corner of Arctic and Caroline Streets) Children eagerly waited for a visit from Santa Claus to the city. Jasper McLevy was on hand to greet Saint Nick, pictured in the front of the photo. Standing next to the Mayor was Superintendent of Police Charles E. Wheeler.
The party was held by Troop 58, Bridgeport Boy Scouts. The Second Precinct Police Station held the party.
On the back of the photograph is written a note: Santa Claus “Osag Kid,” reformed burgular.
Whether this statement is true or not has not been verified in the newspaper of the time. The Bridgeport Telegram of December 25, 1938, which printed a copy of the photo, only identified him as Santa Claus.