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

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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!



Teen Advisory Board is Back — on ZOOM!

Next Meeting: Thursday, May 21st

from 6 to 7 PM on ZOOM

Join the Teen Advisory Board on Zoom, and try your hand at drawing from memory! Try sketching different characters and suggest your own for everyone to draw. All you need is a pencil and paper!

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 and receive log in link.

  • 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


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.



Let us help you help your community! We have plenty of after school time slots for volunteer hours to help you fulfill your school requirements. Help us prep crafts for children’s programs, set up and clean up Teen events, shelve books, help set up our book sales, and so much more! For more information please contact  Marissa at