Brainerd Memorial Library
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~Summer Reading Finale ~ Thursday August 16th, 6pm

Sciencetellers: The Mystery of the Golden Piano & Ice Cream Social!

This program will be held on the library lawn, weather permitting.  Grab your spurs and journey with us to the Wild West, where a legendary bank-robbing outlaw is back in town, about to strike again! After the Sheriff mysteriously vanishes, two young kids must saddle up to foil the great heist — but not before stopping a runaway train, escaping an abandoned mine shaft and discovering how a mysterious piano can play an ‘instrumental’ part in putting a rotten cowboy back behind bars. Throughout this absolutely wild adventure story, volunteers from the audience will help us explore the fascinating science behind chemical reactions, acids and bases, combustion, air pressure, inertia and more. Don’t miss this classic action-packed western with ‘notes’ of science!  After the program, please join us for an ice cream social!

Toddler Tunes! Thursdays at 10:30am: August 9th & 23rd [Alternates with Ms. Kelly]  

For 1 to 3 years.

Toddler Tunes is a music and movement program for toddlers and their caregivers.  Join us to sing nursery rhymes, dance, make music, and read a simple story.  Miss Kelly brings her guitar on alternating weeks. For children ages 1 to 3, but younger and older siblings are always welcome!   No registration necessary. 

Ms. Kelly’s Silly Songs for Kids: August 2nd, 16th, & 30th 

Until Margie returns, join Ms. Kelly to sing, dance, laugh and learn about various musical instruments. In August, Silly Songs will take place on the following Thursdays at 10:30 a.m.: 2, 16, and 30.  Appropriate for children ages 1 to 3, but younger and older siblings are always welcome.

~Summer Storytime & Crafts ~

Wednesday Sessions
10:30 to 11:15 am  Aged 2 & up

Stories, songs, finger plays, and crafts

August 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd & 29th

New! Saturday Pre-School Storytime!

1st Saturday of Every Month: August 4th 10:30 am

Can’t make preschool storytime during the week?  Join us the first Saturday of every month at 10:30 a.m. for stories, songs, finger plays, and crafts.  Ages 3 and up, but younger siblings always welcome.



Will resume in September!

Margie’s multi-sensory program uses items such as beanbags, scarves, puppets, or instruments.  Many Haddam children have grown up with Margie as she has been coming to Brainerd Library for 20 years.

Ages 2 to 6.

LEGO™ Group
Meets the 1st & 3rd  TUESDAY Each Month: August 7th & 21st

5:00 to 6:00 PM

Each session will have a unique theme! And 1 free build. Creations displayed until next session.

For ages 5 & up. No registration required.


Come and Play with our great toys! 

The Children’s Department just got in lots of fun things from Green Toys! From vehicles to stacking toys to house and farm play sets, everything is made in the USA from 100% recycled plastic and is safe for babies and big kids alike. Stop by and play with us!

We also have a puppet stage, kitchen set, and amazing Brio train table.  All of these additions to our Children’s Room were made possible by generous donations from the Reid Smith Memorial Fund.