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…

The Upper Level of the Library is Closed for Renovation.  But we’re still open! 

Please use the lower entrance.  All materials should be returned in the Community Room or parking lot bookdrop. 

Big changes are coming to BML!  More info here. Our interior renovation began on the upper level.  The lower level Community Room provides Adult Services space with computers, copier, checkout desk and a selection of books & DVDs.  Staff will order any materials you want from other libraries, like we do now. The Children’s Room will not be affected by the first phase.


Free Raffle!

Stop in and fill out a free raffle ticket to win a lovely hand-crafted bird nesting ball. The raffle will continue until they are all gone. We will draw 2 tickets a week. Good Luck!

*Thank you to the Community Foundation of Middlesex and the Janvrin Fund!*

Passport to Connecticut Libraries April 1 – April 30

To celebrate National Library Week during April, the Passport to Connecticut Libraries Program invites you to visit all of the participating Connecticut public libraries.  The program is open to adults and children, encouraging you to explore the many different libraries in Connecticut.

To participate, visit BML to pick up your Passport. We will stamp the Passport to get you started. Then, take your Passport along as you visit other participating libraries. At each visit, the library will stamp your passport.

Visit at least 5 participating libraries and return your passport by May 10th, to be entered into one state-wide drawing for a chance to win a $200 gift card. Yes, the prizes increased this year!!

4 winners will be selected: 1 adult and 1 child from a random drawing from all who visited at least five libraries, and one adult and one child from a random drawing from all who visited the most libraries.

 Visits must occur between April 1 and April 30. 

Culinary Book Club

Wednesday, May 8th 6:30 pm

Eat What You Read

Are we eating or reading?? Have you thought about what your favorite characters eat?  Join us in this session of the Culinary Club, as we create dishes that are represented in books. Will this be a sweet treat from your favorite romance novel? Or a dish completely out of this world because you are a Sci-fi junky?

The Crafting Connection

Monday, May 13th 5:30pm

Treat yourself!  Beaded Bracelets

Come treat yourself by creating 2 unique bracelets that reflect your style.  We will be using stones, seed beads, memory and jewelry wire.

The Friends are once again providing pocket poems! 

There will be a basket of children’s poems in the Children’s Room and one for Adults in lower level entry.  Enjoy!

Booklist Reader is here!

Booklist Reader is a magazine that features diverse readers’ advisory recommendations for readers & listeners of all ages. It’s filled with high-interest, top 10 themed lists showcasing books you can read & check out now. Booklist Reader’s pages also provide read-alikes, trend alerts, & new releases, plus content from their partners; LibraryReads & PBS Books.  Copies of Booklist Reader will be in the New Fiction section as well as at the computers.  Don’t forget to pick up your copy!

BML magazines include: The Atlantic, Better Homes & Gardens, Birds & Blooms, Booklist, CT Magazine, Consumer Reports, Family Handyman, People, Prevention, National Geographic, Smithsonian, Taste of Home,This Old House, & Yankee to check out.

Brainerd Book Club

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

This group is not staff-run but hosted by the library. They meet on the 4th Wednesday of each month at 6:30pm at a member’s home. The book choices are rather eclectic as they try to select from diverse genres. Discussion is always friendly and expansive. All are welcome to join. BML orders books in advance which can be checked out as needed.  Click here for more info…

April 24th Book will be Anxious People by Fredrik Backman

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.


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’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 cold 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. Paintings include: Monet, Degas, Whistler, Manet & 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.