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

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Welcome to our Library!
Toddler Tunes! 10:30am Dec 13th & 27th
Alternates with Music with Margie
Children's Party Dec 15th & Teens' Dec 20th
BML's Library Blog!
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!

The Library will close at 4pm on Wednesday November 21st

And be Closed Nov. 22nd & Nov. 23rd

BML staff wishes you a wonderful holiday!


Thursday, November 29th: 5 – 7 pm  

Get in the holiday spirit by creating your very own Gingerbread House. 

Compete with other teens for the best house on the block, and win a prize!

Voting will be conducted on social media so be sure to like our Facebook & Instagram for more details.  

All materials will be provided; just bring your creativity!

2018 Annual Appeal

“Brainerd Memorial Library opens the door to the future.”

For 110 years BML has served the Haddam community, opening an expanding world of ideas…
Now we need your support in the form of a tax deductible gift so we can grow to meet the demands of the 21st century and your life-long learning, reading, recreational, and cultural needs.
Your gift provides: Access to and instruction in new technology, programming for all ages, and meeting spaces.  We are proud to provide value to the community and hope that our library has become an important part of your lives as a stable and welcoming refuge.  Your contribution will help us maintain and grow this essential institution to prepare generations for the future.  Thank you!

View the full Appeal Brochure

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Stylized Bird Carving Class

Saturday, December 1st: 12 to 3pm

Local artist, Rick Johnson is offering a woodcarving class. Rick has been woodcarving since 2001. He will cover the basics of whittling and woodcarving with an emphasis on safety. You will carve a stylized bird that balances on a perch. An example of the perching bird is at the front desk. Stop by to have a look! Check out Rick’s Facebook page, Papa Elf Woodcarving and his Instagram account, papaelfwoodcarving. Space limited to 8.  Aged 15 and up. Parents of minors should be present during class. Please sign up on the calendar or call 860-345-2204.

BML is Adding a Trade Paperback Section!

Trade paperbacks are better quality 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.

Read exciting articles on book picks, free resources, visits to libraries throughout CT, and content of interest to curious readers.  Enjoy artistic accompanying photography.

The Library Hop features visits to museums included in library pass programs. Click logo or Bloglink on menu. 

 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.

Recent Book to Movie Adaptations!

“The book was so much better than the movie. You have to read the book first!”

Test that cliché; with these 26 books being adapted into film releases. Link to Book List. 

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’ Book Nook is open Daily. Come browse in BML’s lower level 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 or use lock box.   

Credit Cards accepted via PayPal

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