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

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Welcome to our library!
Summer Reading Kick-off: June 24th
Mr. Magic performs at 6pm
Brainerd Library's Little Sprouts
Plant some seeds!
Toddler Tunes! 10:30am May 23rd, June 20th & 27th
Alternates with Music with Margie
Children's Summer Reading Programs Begin in June!
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 be closed on Monday, May 27th in observance of Memorial Day.



Thank you to all our generous sponsors for their donations to our April 27th Food for Thought event!

Click photo to expand or Open link to Support page for donor’s list and their websites. 

American soldiers landing on the coast of France under heavy Nazi machine gun fire, shown just as they left the ramp of a Coast Guard landing boat, June 6, 1944. CPhoM. Robert F. Sargent (Coast Guard) NARA FILE # 026-G-2343 WAR & CONFLICT BOOK #: 1041

D-Day: A 75 Year Retrospective

June 5th 6:30 p.m.

This year marks the 75th anniversary of Operation Overlord—the amphibious invasion of Normandy on June 6, 1944. This presentation focuses on the invasion of both Utah Beach and Omaha Beach as well the cliffs of Pointe-du-Hoc; furthermore, the talk will focus on the American cemetery at Colleville sur Mer. The presentation by Phil Devlin, is anecdotal in nature, telling interesting stories about many people and units that played key roles in the invasion. Includes original photos and source material from the presenter, who has visited the beaches twice. The role played by Connecticut servicemen is part of this presentation.

College Financial Aid Workshop

Postponed: New Date TBD

Please join us for a FREE Educational College Planning workshop that will focus on high school sophomores, juniors, and seniors. We’ll discuss the FAFSA form and all the other information you need in order to maximize the amount of financial aid you are eligible to receive! Even if your family isn’t eligible for need-based aid, we will cover the best strategies on how to pay for college in the most cost effective basis – without it putting a strain on the rest of your finances.  Please contact Kristen: with questions.

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.

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.

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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