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

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Welcome to our library!
Visit Home, Children, & Teen pages for links to ebooks & audiobooks for all ages!
Includes read alongs, video books, and elementary school math & science programs. Instant access, No downloading!
Visit Teen Page for Link to Instant ebooks!
Try our new Tech Tips and Digital Resources
Posted weekly, they include access to: learning, reading, video, & tech materials
Postponed Until September! Dates TBA
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

Monday: 1pm to 8pm

Tues - Thurs: 10am to 8pm

Friday: 10am to 6pm

SATURDAY: 10am to 3pm

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Today is Census Day.

Be sure to complete your form.





Some April Fools Day Humor



  • “Fool me once, shame on you, fools me twice shame on me” 

  • or “Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, how will I know?” 

  • or “Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on you. Fool me three times, I’m clearly not going to catch on. Why is this fun for you?”


New Online Resources! 

Vendors, librarians, and schools have generously supplied BML with links to databases which include:  ebooks for all ages, read alongs, video books, and math and science programs for elementary school students.  Click here or Audio Book icon for Tumblebooks all ages audio books.  Visit Children, Adults and Teens for links to more specialized materials!  Enjoy!


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Learn Something New!  Access this weeks resources:


Discover 100 Free Tech courses on: Social Media, Online Shopping, Entertainment, Security and more!

Zoom Logo Free Video Conferencing!  Meet with family, friends, and colleagues.

Stay connected wherever you are.

Hanging out in Haddam?

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Haddam Veterans Museum




Libby by Overdrive

Phone & Tablet app for Downloadable eBooks, audiobooks & magazines.  Libby can also send your library books to your Kindle.

Materials may be borrowed for 14 days.
Materials may be renewed for 14 days if there are no holds on the items.

10 loans at one time
10 holds at one time

Portable Tech Station

This newly acquired all-in-one computer was donated recently and will be used for computer instruction, presentations, and even films for small groups. 

Visit our Tech Tips page for instructions on computer applications like: browsers, email, library account access, downloads and more.  Handouts will be available in the new “Tech Library” as well. Email Robbie for Tech Help appointments or questions at 

In-person sessions resume when library re-opens

Early Childhood Wellness Works Series


Please join us for an informative 4-part series of wellness presentations that will provide helpful tools and tips for parenting your young children.  Sessions will be held in the Children’s Room on the first Mondays with a light supper included. Teen volunteers will be available to do crafts with young children and keep them entertained:

March  2nd: Benefits of Children’s Yoga with Theresa Tovey, OT Regional School District 4

March 9th: Positive Parenting with Barbara Vita, Early Childhood Specialist, CT Afterschool Network

March 16th: Speech/Language Development with Mary Pope, SLP, Lyme/Old Lyme Public Schools

March 23rd: Healthy Eating with Kara Pachniuk, Certified Nutritionist-Nourish & Nosh, Madison

This program is offered by H/K Youth and Family Services in partnership with the Brainerd Memorial Library and Killingworth Library.  Please register by clicking dates that you are interested in, as space is limited.

Brainerd’s Culinary Club POSTPONED New Date: TBD

Do you like to cook? Read cookbooks?  Then join us at BML as we gather to discuss and taste our recipes! The club meets on the 4th Monday of the month at 6:30.  The theme for our next get together is “Our Favorite Chocolate Recipes.”  A sign up sheet for the recipe you have chosen to make and bring in to sample will be on the Circulation Desk.  At our first meeting, we chose the cookbooks for our following meetings.  The list is on our Book Club page! The Library supplies the plates, utensils, and beverages.

The Friends of BML Spring Book Sale  POSTPONED:  Until September – Dates TBA

Gift certificates will be available at the front desk in any amount you choose.  They do not expire and can be used later in the book store.

The Friends always accept books and DVDs, however please wait until the library re-opens.

Please make sure that items are saleable [not soiled, yellowed, moldy, or damaged] and gently used!

Visit our bookstore, the Book Nook located behind the non-fiction section.  Stop in and browse, relax in our comfy chairs, have a coffee or tea and take advantage of our sales.  DVDs, CDs, paperbacks and a large selection [4000+ items!] of hardcover fiction and non-fiction are arranged by author and subject. There are always special items for purchase; TV series, unique books, BML merchandise, and book safes!

The Nook is open during library hours.  Cash, checks, plastic, & PayPal accepted.

Volunteers welcome!  The Friends get together on Thursday mornings and for a monthly meeting.  Stop in or contact us to join.

Thank you for your generous donations.

Books of Hope for Challenging Times

If you sometimes feel overwhelmed by angry, grim news, turn to these books to lighten your spirits and restore hope.  Chosen by BML Friends, staff, and trustees, these titles feature courage, redemption, positivity and insight, and just might make your day.  Click sign for books and descriptions.  Some of the books are available or can be requested from another library.  

The library has automatic renewals!

Most BML materials may be renewed twice unless it is on hold for another patron.  Items will renew automatically! You no longer have to call or renew online.

BML Has Trade Paperbacks and Games Available for Checkout!

Trade paperbacks are larger than mass market paperbacks but smaller than hardcovers. The size is approx. 5.5 x 8.5, with soft binding. Trade paperbacks are lightweight for traveling and easy to hold.
Check out our new collection!  You may find some authors you haven’t read.  We also have fun, challenging family board games below on the same shelves.
Located next to the Audio Books.


 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 ? These passes and many more 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

Wednesdays 10-12 & Fridays 12-2                     

The Friends’ Book Nook is open daily.

You never know what you’ll discover! 

Browse our upstairs location [behind the Non-Fiction] for: Hardcover Fiction & Non Fiction; Paperbacks; Children’s & YA books, Music CDs, Audio books, & DVDs.  Enjoy a hot beverage and relax in our comfy chairs…

Pay at Circ Desk with cash, checks, or Credit Cards.



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