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

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Dancin’ With Hoops Summer Reading Finale: Wed. Aug. 21st 6pm

Join Judi Jones a.k.a. “Energizer” for a night of musically-fueled interactive hula hooping on the Brainerd Library Lawn.  Hoop dancing ignites creative movement, dance, exercise, self-expression and cooperative play.   Participants will learn basic waist hooping, tricks, and on-and-off body moves.  Custom hula hoops will be available for use.  All ages welcome to participate. Custom hoop giveaway at the end!  Ice cream social to follow!  Registration not required.   Rain date: August 22nd at 6:00 p.m.



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. 

Toddler Tunes

Thursdays at 10:30 AM

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.


Music with Margie 

July & August Hiatus: Stay Tuned!

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.