Friday, February 2, 2018

What do you love about your library? It's Love your library month!

We're collecting love letters for the library, to share all the great programs, books, and features that we love about it.    
Your valentine will help raise awareness about the value
of libraries with local and state officials.

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Babysitting class is cancelled

AMERICAN RED CROSS BABYSITTER CLASS:  Cancelled (sorry, instructor in hospital)
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The library has a red donation box to collect CD's for the  broadcasting 24/7 local radio station at 98.1 FM, WACF.
Located in the foyer of the library.

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Due to the high probability of snow, Ms. Renee has canceled for tomorrow Wednesday, January 17

Ms. Renee, music time will be here on Wednesday, February 28 at 11:15 a.m. Sponsored by the Greater Worcester Community Foundation, Jeppson Memorial Fund for Brookfield.
Snowman by Julia at the Merrick Public Library, 2018

Friday, December 22, 2017

Holiday hours

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HOLIDAY HOURS:  CLOSED Saturday, December 23 to Tuesday, December 27, OPEN Wednesday, December 28, 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. CLOSED, Saturday, December 30 (for New Year’s Day holiday).

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Springfield Museum passes now available!

3 Free passes for free admission for 4 people each are now available at the Merrick Public Library!  Call 508 867 6339 to reserve!

Friday, November 17, 2017

Thursday, November 9, 2017

Ms. Renee Music Time! Wednesday, November 15 at 11:15 a.m.

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Thank you to the Greater Worcester Community Foundation, Jeppson Grant for Brookfield for funding Ms. Renee’s Pre-School Music fun.  This free program is on Wednesdays (once a month for now) 11:15 a.m. to noon, with a free snack  November 15 and December 20, 2017.  We will announce the winter schedule in December.

Local items available to purchase for the Holidays!

DID YOU KNOW!?  The Friends of the Library are now a 501(c) (3) nonprofit organization; your donations are now tax-deductible.  The Friends have items available for gifts for the holiday:  

Images of America: Brookfield by Brenda Metterville, Kate Simpson and Andrea Faugno ($22)

Images of America:  West Brookfield by Brenda Metterville and William Jankins ($22)

Devil’s Elbow and The Long Journey Home by Ed Londergan ($15)

Bathsheba Spooner by Jeffrey Fiske ($13)

Making Hay by John Jeppson ($30)

Library notecards ($5)

Cat’s Meows of the library, cemetery gate and Unitarian Church ($20)

Luminaries for home use ($5)

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Friday, November 3, 2017

National Sandwich Day!

November 3, 2017 is National Sandwich Day in the United States!

Luminaries! by A.P.P.L.E. SEED, Inc.

 The luminaries are funded by A.P.P.L.E. SEED, the Cultural Council, the Friends of the Library and private donors. Donations may be mailed to A.P.P.L.E. SEED, Inc., PO Box 411, Brookfield, MA 01506 (please note on check Luminaries)

Anyone is welcome to volunteer at any stage of this simple yet beautiful tradition. If you would like to sign up for any part of this wonderful Brookfield ritual (folding bags, putting out bags on Christmas Eve or clean-up), please call the Merrick Public Library at 508-867-6339 
6 Candles and bags are available to purchase $5.00 at the library and Tip Top Country Store.
Bags are available at the library for folding! 

Friday, September 29, 2017

Halloween books and candy!

The library and Brookfield Elementary School are drop off locations for Trick or Treat candy to be distributed by the Recreation Committee.


 Free Halloween costumes!  Swap if you have on to give, otherwise please take on!  

Telephone from 1948

In 1948 you could call someone up and talk by dialing 4 numbers!  And that is all!

Friday, September 22, 2017

Kindred Spirits in Brookfield

Filming at the Brookfield Library, Amy from Kindred Spirits does research for a house in town that might be haunted! Airs Friday, September 29, 2017, 9:00 p.m. on TLC
--There are no ghosts in the library!

"Kindred Spirits Season 2 Episode 3 on TLC, Home Sweet Holmes.  Ghost hunters Adam Berry and Amy Bruni help real families who claim to be bedeviled by paranormal activity in their homes." (TV Guide)

"A full-bodied apparition terrorizes two young girls at night and Adam and Amy catch it on camera. A murder committed more than 100 years ago might help close the investigation." Brookfield!

Madison, Amy Bruni, Andrew and Jesse filmed in the library March 6, Kindred Spirits, TLC

Friday, September 15, 2017

General Grant Civil War performance on the Common, Saturday, Sept. 23 at 1:00 p.m.

"A Visit with General & Mrs. Grant"

"The Horse in the Civil War"
Coming to the Brookfield Common,

Saturday, September 23 at 1:00 p.m. 

The public is invited to meet General Ulysses S. Grant with horses, sidesaddle demo and wrapping up with short and interactive saddles on ground for guests to try out.

They will, also, open two suitcases of "Civil War Era" dress up Boy & Girl clothing.  Seating (under a tent) will begin at 12:30 p.m.

This free event is sponsored by the

Friends of the Merrick Public Library,

The Quaboag Historical Society

Brookfield Cultural Council

Thursday, September 7, 2017

Apple Country Fair quilt on display at the library!

The Apple Country Fair raffle quilt for Saturday, October 7, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.  Tickets will be available the day of the fair!

Thursday, August 31, 2017

Statewide Databases-Free

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Gale/Cenage, Encyclopedia and ProQuest

The Massachusetts Libraries public portal gives residents instant free access to thousands of articles from newspapers, magazines, and journals - plus encyclopedias, academic books, and other reliable research and reference sources.

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Friday, August 25, 2017

Thoreau Bicentennical Statewide Read, Banister Book Group


Tuesday, September 26, 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.  We will participate in the Thoreau Bicentennial Statewide Read by reading aloud some of his essays and poems.  We have a handout of brief excerpts from Walden.  A timeline and discussion questions for Henry D. Thoreau, an American writer, thinker and naturalist, (b. July 12, 1817) are available.

School Supply Give Away

Retired educator Phil Lebel has once again funded our school supply give away!  Thank you Mr. Lebel

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Ms. Renee Music Time!

Starting Fall 2017!
FOR CHILDREN:  Ms. Renee will be back on Wednesday, September 20 from 11:15 a.m. to Noon.  Her new schedule is once a month in Brookfield, here are the dates:  October 18, November 15 and December 20.  We will announce 2018 dates in December.  As always, a free snack and juice will be available at the end of Adios!  Funded with a Jeppson Memorial Grant, Greater Worcester Community Foundation.


  The Overdrive app for your devices has created a new interface!  Download Libby (for Overdrive) and enjoy a seamless experience by storing all your library cards—CW/Mars card and your Boston Public Library ecard—and switch back and forth to the collections.  Your books or audiobooks will download directly to your Shelf (no more going through Amazon or other stumbles.)  Your Shelf will have your borrowed material from both libraries!  Come to the library for more details.

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Friday, July 21, 2017

Boston Public Library

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DID YOU KNOW?! All Massachusetts residents can register online for a Boston Public Library eCard and have access to a wide array of digital collections and online resources.