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

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Welcome to our library!
Swallow Cruise! Sept 14th: Details below
Children's Summer Reading Programs Begins June 24th!
Toddler Tunes! Thursdays at 10:30am
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
September - June:
Monday: 1pm to 8pm
Tuesday - Thursday: 10am to 8pm
Friday: 10am to 6pm
Saturday: 10am – 3pm
Summer hours
July & August :
SATURDAYS : 10am to 1pm

Join Us!

Summer Saturday hours in effect July and August:

10 AM to 1 PM.



Free Children’s Summer Reading Totes!

As part of the Child’s First Library Card initiative, the Friends are giving away Children’s Summer Reading totes starting June 24th! The totes include a coupon for
a free book from the Book Nook, bookmarks to color, and an application for a library card. Stop in Children’s and pick one up!

Enjoy one of nature’s amazing avian spectacles as thousands of tree swallows gather at twilight to form a ballet in the sky.

Saturday, September 14th, 2019
4:45 PM: Check-In      5:00 PM Sharp: Departure        8:30 PM: Return

Departure Point: Eagle Landing State Park Dock #1
14 Little Meadow Road, Haddam, CT 06438

Enjoy delectable, locally prepared gourmet food
Beverages include wine, beer and soda

Tickets $100 per person             VIP Tickets $125 per person 
V.I.P. tickets include pre-embarkation event signature cocktail and appetizers from 4:00 to 4:45 p.m. at the Eagles Landing Gazebo

Support the library and reserve your place today.
Only 45 seats available.

Please RSVP and then send your check made out to Brainerd Memorial Library  
(920 Saybrook Road, Haddam CT 06438)
  or click below to pay online

Ticket Options

String Art

Wednesday, July 17th 1:30 – 3:30

Create an original piece of dimensional art to give your walls a pop!  Come learn the retro craft of string art; create the outline with a hammer and nails and then weave embroidery floss to fill it in.  All supplies provided. This is a buddy program: parents and grandparents, older siblings, and caregivers pair with younger learners (ages 8 and up) to complete the craft.  Space is limited and registration is required. Please sign up via Engaged Patrons or call 860-345-2204.

JeffBlaney@MandoBlues2Bluegrass with Jeff Blaney

Wednesday, July 17th  6:30pm

Our outdoor concerts are back for the summer! Bring your chair and a picnic to enjoy some bluegrass. Hartford native, singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, Jeff Blaney, returns to his Connecticut roots after years on the Nashville music scene. DUE TO HEAT AND FORECAST RAIN THE CONCERT WILL BE PERFORMED INDOORS

BML Has Added 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 ? Passes 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

Wednesday & Friday Afternoons

    1-3 pm & 12-3 pm                     



The Friends’ New Book Nook is open Daily.

Come browse our new location [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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