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

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Children

Early Childhood Wellness Works Series

4 Mondays of March from 6:00 -7:00 pm

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


VIDEO GAME FREE PLAY

Saturday, February 22nd, 12:00 – 2:00 p.m.

Looking to get away from the cold? Come hang out and play some video games for the afternoon! Try out a variety of systems like the Nintendo Switch, Nintendo 64, PlayStation 2, Sega Dreamcast, and more. Enjoy some classics or try your hand at something more modern, and learn about how different consoles work. All ages are invited to join.


SUPER SMASH BROS. CLUB

Saturday, March 28th, 12:00 – 2:00 p.m.

Learn the basics or fine tune your skills! We’ll have Smash 64, Melee, & Ultimate. Use your controller or ours. Learn techniques: wave dashing and DI, try out new characters or practice your main. Enjoy playing friendlies in a welcoming environment. An experienced player will guide newcomers. For ages 10 – 18. Refreshments served.


Nutmeg Book Club

Last Wednesdays 6 -7 pm

Next Meeting is February 26th

The Nutmeg Book Club returns!  If you are in grades 4-6, join us on the last Wednesday of each month from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. for a lively discussion of a selected Nutmeg nominee.  Be prepared to enjoy pizza, snacks, book-related activities, and trivia.  Please register by calling 860-345-2204 or clicking here.


Preschool Storytime

Every Tuesday at 10:30 AM and first Saturdays

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


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Music with Margie 

10:30am Thursdays: Feb 6th & 13th

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 January is “Rhymes and Circle Dances”.  The theme for February is “Friendship”.  The theme for March is “Windy days and things that fly”.   The theme for April is “April Showers and Earth Day”.  The theme for May is “May flowers, butterflies, and farms.”  The theme for June is “Bugs and insects.”


Toddler Tunes:  Returns in February! 10:30 on Thursdays

Will alternate weeks with Margie: Feb 20th & 27th

Toddler Tunes is back!  Mr. Dan will be leading this program along with his signature instrument, the keyboard!  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.  Appropriate for children ages 1 to 3, but siblings are always welcome.A music and movement program for toddlers and their caregivers.  Sing, dance, make music, and read a simple story. 


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.