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

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T.A.B. at HK Dairy Barn!

POSTPONED: NEW DATE Thurs. Aug. 13th from 2 to 3 PM

Meet for ice cream and share your library ideas.

 Register here


Visit our Young Adult Summer Reading Page

Earn raffle tickets up to August 17th to be entered for a chance to win these prizes:

– Mystical forest tapestry
– Salt lamp
– Neon light
– $20 H-K Dairy Barn Gift Cert.

Some Plink Musicfun links to try.Chrome Rhythm Make music! Experiment with sound and rhythm.  Click links and start playing!   Here are:  Plink by Dinahmoe &  Music Lab Song Experiments

How to Make a Garland Video Link

Here is a Teen Craft video from Teen Librarian Katrina Kirby!




Here are the results from the May 21st TAB sketching challenge!

Click on graphic to view.

Thanks for joining us!




Teen Advisory Board is Back — on ZOOM!

Join the Teen Advisory Board on Zoom for activities and movies!

BML has a new teen services librarian: Katrina Kirby. And there’s room for new Teen Advisory Board members, too!

TAB meetings are open to all Middle or High School students.

Please contact Katrina to register.

  • Voice your ideas for improved young adult (YA) services.

  • Help plan YA events and activities.

  • Help develop the YA collection.

  • Assist with Children’s events and book clubs.

  • Voice your ideas on community service projects

  • Meeting time counts toward school community service hours

It’s your library…be heard and make a difference!

New! Tumblebooks 

Easy to use databases featuring unlimited access! Teens can read as many books as they want, when they want, and on any device. There are no check-outs, holds, or downloads. Books are available instantly! Click the icon to open link.  The database includes: Fiction, non-fiction, enhanced e-books, graphic novels, videos, dram and poetry. Enjoy!


For as long as schools are closed, Amazon Audible is available. Starting today, kids can instantly stream an incredible collection of stories, including titles across 6 different languages, that will help them continue dreaming, learning, and just being kids. All stories are free to stream on your desktop, laptop, phone or tablet. Explore the collection, select a title and start listening. It’s that easy!

Here are 450 Ivy League courses you can take online right now for free

Free College Classes and Code Camp!

8 Ivy League schools now offer free online courses across multiple online course platforms.There are 450 classes . Class Central has made a collection of all these which include the following categories: Computer Science, Data Science, Programming, along with: Humanities, Business, Art & Design, Science, Social Sciences, Health & Medicine, Engineering, Mathematics, Education & Teaching, and Personal Development.

khan academy — Steemit

How Khan Academy works

A nonprofit with the mission to provide a free, world-class education for anyone. Personalized learning: Students practice at their own pace, first filling in gaps in their understanding and then accelerating their learning. Trusted content created by experts: Khan Academy’s library of trusted, standards-aligned practice and lessons covers math K-12 through early college, grammar, science, history, AP®, SAT®, and more. Tools to empower teachers: Teachers can identify gaps in their students’ understanding, tailor instruction, and meet their needs.

Middle School Essay Contest Results!

“What happiness means to you”

First Place Essay Winner: Quinn Pollock
Read Quinn’s essay “One Day” here.

Special judges’ awards:
Sarah Bradley: Read essay here
Morgan Cook: Read essay here