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

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We appreciate your generous donations! 

To Join or Donate: Please use our convenient PayPal button or respond to our Friends 2020 Brochure

We would also like your input on the Book Nook items. BOOK NOOK SURVEY FORM

The Friends are giving away Children’s totes! They include a coupon for a free book from the Book Nook, bookmarks to color, and an application for a library card. Stop in Children’s and pick one up!


Tribute to Mary and Peter Aduskevich

On Wednesday morning a group of well-wishers from the Friends, Board, community, and Library convened outside their home to present their well-deserved plaque of recognition for decades of service to the library.  The testimonial remarks begin below.  Open link for full version.

Mary and Peter will be leaving to winter in New Mexico next month.

“We honor Peter and Mary Aduskevich today for their many years of service. Both Peter and Mary served on the Board of Trustees and Mary was President of the Friends of BML for over 20 years.

Marijean Conrad, President of the BML Board of Trustees said that Mary and Peter worked tirelessly to build the addition to the library. Peter helped create library financial stability through his business acumen. Mary has led the Friends volunteers through many years of service and generosity to BML….”

Here is Dee Link! 

She is a long-time member of the BML Board of Trustees & Friends.  The Friends and BML staff wish Dee a Happy 99th Birthday!  Dee’s birthday was February 5th.  Along with her photo is a bio from her daughter. 

Dee Link’s Life Story: Read here


Who We Are

Organized in 1984, the Friends are Brainerd Memorial Library supporters who work to enrich library services in the community through volunteering, fundraising, and serving as advocates for the Library’s mission.

This is the Friends PayPal button to accept your generous donations!

Click to Access PayPal.  Scroll for Membership & Merchandise button. There is no fee.  Thank you!

Visit the Book Nook for the Best Deals on books and media year-round!  For your convenience, you can pay for your items at the Circulation Desk with cash, checks, or credit cards.  Free Children’s tote & book coupon!

Special Sale!  Buy a Library Tote Bag for $15 & fill it with books, CDs, or DVDs.


Our Goals

· Focus attention on Brainerd Memorial Library
· Stimulate use of Library’s resources & services
· Aid in providing adequate library facilities
· Support the Library in developing library services & programs in the community
· Continue to support the freedom to read & free access to information

What We Do

· Promote the Library at community events
· Maintain the Friends’ Book Nook to sell used books & audio visual materials

· Offer BML merchandise [visit our mini shop in the rotunda!]

BML Friends Merch
· Purchase special gifts for the Library
· Conduct monthly planning meetings

How We Help

· Support library programs
· Fund staff development
· Purchase recorded books
· Support the Museum Pass program


friendsbookroomHow You Can Help!

Friends’ membership is open to anyone interested in supporting & improving the service facilities of the Library. Membership categories are listed below in our PayPal menu & forms are available at the library or here:

Membership Form:  Please fill out and return

Join the Friends:
Purchase Merchandise:

Please consider attending a meeting. Willing volunteers are needed to help with activities, especially the maintenance of the Friends’ Book Nook.

The Friends usually meet each Thursday at 10:00am in the Community Room.