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

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About the Friends

We appreciate your generous donations! 

To join or donate – Please use our PayPal buttons below or respond with our Friends 2021 Brochure

We would also like your input on the Book Nook items. 


While the library is closed for renovations, the Friends continue to run mini or Pop-Up sales in the entry hall and outside.  Every month we run specials.  Please stop by to browse!

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. Membership & Merchandise button is below.

There is no fee to your account.  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.  Please only gently used that we can sell.  We cannot accept dirty, moldy, or damaged materials.  Thank you!

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!]

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· 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.

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 100th Birthday!  Dee’s birthday was February 5th.  Along with her photo is a bio from her daughter.

Dee Link’s Life Story: Read here