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

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Easter/Spring Crafternoon

On Saturday, April 13th the Children’s Department will have a drop-in craft event.   Come in anytime between 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. to make a series of fun crafts to celebrate Easter and welcome Spring.  Crafts for all ages will be available.  Light refreshments will be served.


Macramé Madness

Saturday, May 4th

11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Learn this retro craft and join in on the macramé craze!  We will be making a mini macramé plant holder.  All supplies will be provided, including a small plant.  This is a buddy program: parents and grandparents, older siblings, and caregivers work paired to help younger learners (ages 8 and up) complete the craft.  Please note that space is limited for this program and registration is required.  Makes a great Mother’s Day Gift!  Hurray Macra-May!


Beginner Harmonica Class

Wednesday, May 15th 6-7pm

An anonymous donor gave Hohner Special 20 C harmonicas to the State Library to share with Connecticut libraries.   BML was the lucky recipient of some of the harmonicas to share with the community!  Come and learn the basics of harmonicas including chords, breathing techniques, rhythm, and improvisational skills. The lesson includes a FREE Hohner Special 20 harmonica to take home and master!  Please note that space is limited for this program and registration is required.  Must be in grades 4 – 12 to participate.


Brainerd Library’s Little Sprouts

Spring is coming!

Visit our greenhouse in the Children’s Department where you can plant seeds and watch them grow.  In the summer, we will transplant them together into our Brainerd Children’s Veggie Patch.

This is an ongoing drop-in program for all ages.


Toddler Tunes

Thursdays at 10:30 AM: April 11th & 18th [Alternates with Margie]

A music and movement program for toddlers and their caregivers.  Sing, dance, make music, and read a simple story.  Miss Kelly brings musical instruments.  Appropriate for children ages 1 to 3, but siblings are always welcome.  Registration is not necessary.


Preschool Storytime

Every Tuesday at 10:30 AM

Themed stories, songs, finger plays, and crafts.  Appropriate for children ages 2 to 5, but siblings are always welcome.  Registration is not necessary.


Saturday Pre-School Storytime

1st Saturday of Every Month at 10:30 AM

Can’t make preschool storytime during the week?  Join us on the first Saturday of every month at 10:30 AM for stories, songs, finger plays, and crafts.  Appropriate for ages 2 to 5, but siblings are always welcome.  Registration is not necessary.


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Music with Margie 

Thursdays, 10:30 AM: April 4th & 25th

A multi-sensory music program that builds skills in order for children to reach the developmental goals they need to enter kindergarten.  Margie brings items such as beanbags, scarves, puppets, and instruments.  Appropriate for children ages 2 to 6.  Registration is not necessary.


LEGO™ Group

1st & 3rd  Tuesdays of  each month at 5:00 PM

The 1st Tuesday of the month will have a theme and the 3rd Tuesday will be a free build.  Creations will displayed until next session.  For ages 5 & up.  Registration is not necessary.


Come play with us!

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