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

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Children

PUZZLE CLUB

2nd and 4th Tuesdays 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. 

Come put your skills to the test with challenges such as tangrams, pentominoes, and word puzzles.  Stimulate your brain, sharpen your problem-solving skills, and learn effective strategies to impress your friends in Tetris.   Appropriate for ages 8 -12. 


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.


Toddler Tunes

Thursdays at 10:30 AM  Alternates with Music with Margie  September 5th & 19th, October 3rd, 17th, & 31st, November 14th, December 12th & 26th

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.


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Music with Margie 

10:30am Thursdays: Sept 12 & 28th, Oct 10th & 24th, Nov 7th & 21st, Dec 5th & 19th

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. The theme for September is “Getting to Know You”.  The theme for October is “Fall Color Cruise”.  The theme for November is “Food and Thanks”.   The theme for December is “Winter Holidays”.


Retro Craft: Lap Loom Weaving

Wednesday, October 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.  Please note that space is limited for this program and registration is required.


Halloween Party for Kids!

Saturday, October 19th 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!


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.