Brainerd Memorial Library
920 SAYBROOK ROAD, HADDAM, CT 06438     P:860.345.2204    

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Welcome to our Library!
Toddler Tunes! Thursdays at 10:30am
Pick up a copy & check them out!
Children’s Holiday Party with Santa Claus Saturday, Dec. 7, 11:00am
Built in 1906
One of BML's Lovely Gardens
3rd Annual Agricultural Day
On June 9th we held our 3rd annual Agricultural Day

Library Hours

closed sundays

Monday: 1pm to 8pm

Tues - Thurs: 10am to 8pm

Friday: 10am to 6pm

SATURDAY: 10am to 3pm

Join Us!

The staff at BML wishes our community a safe and healthy Thanksgiving.


Please note: the Library will close at 4pm on Wednesday, November 27th, and be closed on the 28th & 29th.

Books of Hope for Challenging Times

If you sometimes feel overwhelmed by angry, grim news, turn to these books to lighten your spirits and restore hope.  Chosen by Brainerd Library Friends, staff, and trustees, these fiction and non-fiction titles feature courage, redemption, positivity and insight, and just might make your day.  Click sign for list of books with descriptions.  Some of the books are on display in the library or can be requested from another library.  The Friends also have a few available for purchase in the Book Nook.  Stop in and check them out!


Elizabeth Van Ness will teach the elegant and ecological art of wrapping objects in cloth; for the practical carrying of objects and presentation of gifts. Participants will learn how to wrap items like bottles, books and packages. We will also make a shopping bag and a double book wrap.  All materials provided. You only need to be able to fold & tie knots. Space limited to 12.  Sign up on calendar or this link!


New one act play on the life of Yukitaka Osaki, William Gillette’s Gentleman Valet. It was 1888 when Yukitaka Osaki and his brother, Yukio, came to the US. Yukio became a leader in Japanese politics, and gave Washington D.C. the famous cherry trees. Yukitaka, however, decided to stay. Discover the story of Gillette’s valet the elusive brother behind the famous politician. Yukitaka Osaki lived from the Victorian era through the turn of the century and both World Wars. Poignant and life affirming, here is what you will learn from Yukitaka about Victorian actor William Gillette, creator of the role of Sherlock Holmes.

The library now has automatic renewals!

Most BML materials may be renewed twice unless it is on hold for another patron.  Items will renew automatically! You no longer have to call or renew online.

BML Has a Trade Paperback Section!

Trade paperbacks are larger than mass market paperbacks but smaller than hardcovers.
The size is approx. 5.5 x 8.5, with soft binding; the paper is usually of higher quality than mass-market paperbacks.
Trade paperbacks are lightweight for traveling and easy to hold.
Check out our new collection!  You may find some authors you haven’t read.
Located next to the Audio Books.

 Have you been to the:  Children’s Museum of SE CT in Niantic,  Beardsley Zoo in Bridgeport, or the Children’s Museum in West Hartford ? These passes and many more are available in the Children’s Department.



“Resume lab” and live, online job coaches help job seekers: target suitable jobs, prepare and practice for job interviews.  The Adult Learning Center provides: career-enhancing skills through test preparation (including GED and the U.S. Citizenship Test) and live, online academic tutors for writing assistance, computer literacy, and software assistance.

Statue of Lady JusticeNuwav Legal Documents

NUWAV provides documents that meet the needs of the everyday Citizen. Easily compose documents in categories like Business, Contracts, Landlord/Tenant disputes, Divorce, Medical, & more. Log in using your BML card.


One-on-OComputerHelpne Computer Help

Wednesdays, 1-3 pm & Fridays 12-3 pm                     


The Friends’ New Book Nook is open daily.

Come browse our new location [main level behind the Non-Fiction] for:  Hardcover Fiction & Non Fiction; Paperbacks; Children’s & YA books, Music CDs, Audio books, & DVDs. 

You never know what you’ll find!

Pay at Circ Desk with cash, checks, or Credit Cards.


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