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

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Library Hours

Monday: 1-8
Tues, Wed, Thurs: 10-8
Friday: 10-6
Saturday: 10-3

What’s happening…

Thank you to all our sponsors, attendees, volunteers, & staff who made The Taste of Haddam & Beyond event on Saturday the 23rd a very enjoyable evening and resounding success!!


Monday, October 2nd at 6:00pm

Join us for an evening of spooky stories from around Connecticut with Charles Rosenay!!! from his book, TRUE GHOST STORIES OF CONNECTICUT. Other books may present a history of CT’s haunted places, but this new collection tells actual stories of notorious locations like: the Ansonia Opera House, Sterling Opera House, Old New-Gate Prison, Robbins Swamp, New Haven Center Church, Dudleytown, & Fairfield Hills Asylum.  Discover the “Demon House of Derby,” New Haven’s “Pink Lady,” and so many terrifying and shocking stories that may keep readers awake nights…

We will not only hear the stories but….. there will be a full paranormal investigation/ghost-hunting event including a hands-on seminar with ghost-hunting equipment. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

Please register for this program so we know how many pumpkins to get!

Click to Register here

Brainerd Memorial Library’s Culinary Book Club

Wednesday, Oct 11th, 6:30 PM

We are celebrating Thanksgiving early! Do you have a favorite dish that reminds you of this festive meal? Is the turkey stuffed or unstuffed? Mashed potatoes? or Cranberry sauce?  Make & share your recipe with the group. We will not require you to sit at the children’s table!

A requirement of the club is to bring a dish. We will meet in the History Room.  Please register here or call.

The Crafting Connection:  Ghosts!!!!

Monday, October 16th at 5:30 PM

Do you need to finish or start decorating for Halloween? We have planned a simple easy-to-make craft to help you out. In this month’s workshop we will make some spooky or friendly ghosts using macrame cord, a hot glue gun and cardboard. All materials will be supplied by the Library.

This is an in-person class for ages 16+.  Please note that space is limited for this program and registration is required.  Please register here or call.




Enjoy thousands of free eBooks, audiobooks, & more from your local library!

The Palace app offers you all the eBooks at the library in one easy-to-use app, so you can search once, find your title, and start reading in just a few taps.

What is The Palace Project ? more info…


Brainerd Book Club

Meets the 4th Wednesday of each month at 6:30pm

The book choices are rather eclectic; selected from a diversity of genres. Discussion is always friendly and expansive. All are welcome! The library orders books in advance to be checked out as needed.

For more info visit our Bookclub page.

Click on the image to access Workforce Solutions through ResearchIT CT!

Whether you’re looking to find a new job in your field or career in a different industry, Job & Career Accelerator™ has the powerful tools and expert guidance to help you through the process. Job & Career Accelerator™ puts everything you need to land a job in one place. For more Job Related Resources [Search Sites, Webinars, Resume help] visit our Job Search page!

BML offers a pass to the:

Mashantucket Pequot Museum & Research Center!

Ask at the Children’s Desk, where all museum passes are held.

The Friends of the Library welcome new babies to the community and introduce them & their families to the library with a free baby gift bag!

If you or someone you know has a new baby, please stop in, or tell them to pick up a free baby gift bag!

Gift bags are at the Circulation desk & the Children’s Department desk.

We hope new patrons will take a little time to explore what BML has to offer!

Please visit our website & Facebook Pages to sign up for our E-newsletters and discover Children’s activities and events.

BML magazines include: Birds & Blooms, National Geographic & Smithsonian to check out. Complete list in our Reading Room.  

BML’s Game Collection!

Brainerd Library has a collection of board games for all ages and Nintendo Switch games for checkout!  Call or check the catalog to see what’s available.  When it’s too wet or warm to play outside, stop in and grab one of these games!

Open Library and Internet Archive

Non-profit library of millions of free books, movies, software, music, websites, and more.


Building for the Future:  Book-a-Brick Renovation Campaign

BML holds 2 passes to the Hill-Stead Museum!

The passes may be checked out and provide 50% off general admission for 2 adults & 2 children. List of Museum Passes

Link to Hill-Stead Museum Website

Hill-Stead was the first architectural project of Theodate Pope Riddle (1867–1946), one of the first licensed female architects in the U.S.  The Colonial Revival mansion is one of the few remaining representations of early-20th-century country estates with 152 acres. Hill-Stead gives a personal view of renowned masterpieces, and decorative arts. The paintings include: Monet, Degas, Whistler, Manet and Cassatt.

Let’s Play!

Visit our games & puzzles page!  There are daily puzzles, online games like Wordle, Tetris, Mahjong Solitaire, jigsaws [even create your own] and more fun distractions to try.

Libby by Overdrive

Phone & Tablet app for Downloadable eBooks, audiobooks & magazines.  Libby can also send 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


“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.