Friday, October 21, 2016

Happy Halloween! Costume Exchange

The library is hosting a costume exchange, or come and get a costume!  Available during open library hours.  Candy is being collected and may be dropped at the library, also.
Trick or Treat is Monday, October 31 from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Friday, September 2, 2016

Apple time of year!

Apple material on display at the library!
The 38th Apple Country Fair is Saturday, October 8, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
The Friends of the Library will have their Annual Book Sale and Apple Pie Surprise, from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
If you fall clean, we are excepting book/material donations for the Book Sale during regular open hours.

Thursday, August 11, 2016

Free school supplies

Thank you again to Phil Lebel, retired teacher.  Get them while they last! 3 items per student.

Drumming on the Common!

Tim Kane and drumming participants!  Fun in the sun!

Friday, July 29, 2016

Open House, Thursday, August 11, at 5:00 p.m.

·        Come meet Cinderella! She will sing and read a story, and pose for pictures (bring your own camera). Costumes encouraged! Thursday, August 11, 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Followed by an open house of the children’s room to celebrate Halie Smith’s paintings of beloved story characters, with refreshments.

Saturday, June 25, 2016

Summer Reading Challenge!

Check out 5 or more books during your visit, and earn a free raffle ticket to Howard's or Tip Top Country Store.
Tickets will be pulled Thursday, September 1 at 5:00 p.m.

Join us for fun summer reading! 

Eloise and the Cat in the Hat join the fun!

And the story continues!

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Halie's ART!

Halie has completed our Whimsical Window and is moving onto the start of the characters that will populate the Children's Room.

Friday, May 27, 2016

Halie Smith brings art to the Children's Room

Follow the transformation of the Children's Room! 

Meet Halie Smith, student at MCLA, she is the artist who is bringing warmth, characters, and sunshine to us!

Brookfield Elementary School Kindergarten classes at the library

Kindergarten students from BES had a field trip to the library where Mrs. Simpson introduced them to fun stories, library cards, and a tour.  They presented Mrs. Simpson with these lovely thank you cards.  (Now on display.)

Friday, May 20, 2016


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Two summer reading programs in one! The Merrick Public Library and the Brookfield Elementary School are teaming up for a Summer Reading Challenge. The same reading chart being sent home with BES students will be available at the library starting June 22, the last day of school, and will be available to all patrons. The Summer Reading Challenge is not just for the elementary students – we encourage pre-teens, teens, adults…everyone to join the fun!  When you have completed your chart, get it stamped at the library and receive a special prize! If you are a BES student, you can also turn the chart in at school. 
Student participants will also have the opportunity to attend a Paw Sox game free.  Ask the library staff for details.
Summer is a fabulous time to read--ask us for recommendations!

Other summer events at the Merrick Public Library:
·         Musical story hour with Renee Coro, Wed, July 6, 13, 20, 27 & Aug 3 & 10, 11:15-12:00
·         Drumming with Tim Kane Thurs, Aug 4, 5:00-6:00 pm.
·                    (Please sign-up for this program.)

·         Build with Legos--stop in anytime!

·         Coloring for kids and adults--stop in anytime!


Wednesdays at 11:15 to 12:00 pm.  Pre-School Music Time with Ms. Renee.  Free snack and juice served.  No sign-up.  Funded by the Friends of the Library.  Snack donations are always appreciated.  Wednesday, June 1 and June 8 are the last two programs until Wednesday, July 6.

LE CERCLE FRANCAIS with Madame Plumb will meet again in August 2016


 Tuesday, June 14, 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.  Bring in your favorite book, a book you are currently reading, or a book you just finished and enjoyed.  Share a brief description with the group as we go around the table, introducing new genres, titles, and fun.
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Tuesday, July 26, 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Red Ruby Heart in a Cold Blue Sea by Morgan Callan Rogers.
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Tuesday, August 30, 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.  Ivanhoe by Sir Walter Scott. 
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 Tuesday, June 28, 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. The Professor and the Madman by Simon Winchester.  The shocking story of the single greatest contributor to the first Oxford English Dictionary in 1857 reveals that the man who contributed 10,000 definitions to the book was in fact a patient in an asylum for the criminally insane.
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Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Pre-School Music Time

HARMONIOUS HAPPENINGS.  Wednesdays at 11:15 to 12:00 pm.  Pre-School Music Time with Ms. Renee.  Free snack and juice served.  No sign-up.  Funded by the Jeppson Memorial Fund for Brookfield, Greater Worcester Community Foundation, and the Friends of the Library.  Snack donations are always appreciated.