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
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!

        Local Candidates Forum Oct. 2 at HKHS: Recording

Brainerd Memorial Library hosted a Haddam selectmen candidates forum on Wednesday, Oct. 2, at H-K High School.

  Watch a recording online on Valley Shore Community TV via this link.

Many thanks to all the candidates, and to Valley Shore Community TV and H-K High school!

Halloween Party for Kids!

Saturday, October 19th from 11am to 1pm

Join us for ghoulish games, creepy crafts, terrifying treats, and spooky stories & songs.  Wear your costume and paint a pumpkin!
Happy Halloween!

Retro Craft: Lap Loom Weaving

Wednesday, Oct. 23rd 6pm

Come learn how to weave on a lap loom! We will be making a small wall hanging and all supplies will be provided. This is a buddy program: parents and grandparents, older siblings, and caregivers work paired to help younger learners (ages 8 and up) learn the craft.  Space is limited and registration is required.

Wood Carving with Papa Elf

Monday, Nov. 11, 5 pm to 8 pm

 Higganum native, Rick “Papa Elf” Johnson returns to offer another carving class. Join us as we create a 40-minute wooden Santa ornament. This is a great beginner project as you learn knife safety, sharpening, stropping, layout and the basic cuts. See how the block of wood transforms before your eyes into a simple piece of folk art for your tree.  We are working with extremely sharp knives, so classes are limited. Adults only please.

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 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 [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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