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
Monday: 1pm to 8pm
Tues - Thurs: 10am to 8pm
Friday: 10am to 6pm
Saturday: 10am – 1pm July & August
SATURDAY: 10am to 3pm Sept. - June

Join Us!

Summer hours in July and August:

                                     SATURDAY: 10 AM – 1 PM 

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.

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.  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 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

  Sold Out!
Call to be put on wait list.

Dancin’ With Hoops: Wed. Aug. 21 – Postponed due to rain

Ice cream social will be held indoors at 6pm 

We regret to inform you that due to the possibility of storms on Wednesday, August 21, we are postponing Dancin’ with Hoops as this program cannot be performed indoors. Judi Jones will be back at Brainerd this fall, date TBD. We will still hold our ice cream social inside the Children’s Department at 6:00 p.m. on August 21, so please join us for pizza, ice cream, and crafts. Thank you for your understanding, and we apologize for any inconvenience. 

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 ? 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 [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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