Friday, June 26, 2020

No curbside pickup on Friday, July 3

The library will be closed on Friday, July 3 in observance of Independence Day. 

Other days will remain the same for curbside pickup:
Tuesday 3-7 pm
Wednesday 12-4 pm
Thursday 3-7 pm

Need a yellow book for your summer reading chart?

It's not too late to sign up for summer reading! Please let us know if you're planning to do the program, so we'll have enough prizes for everyone.
These books (and more!) are available for curbside pickup. Call or email to set up a curbside appointment.
508-867-6339
brookfieldcovid19@gmail.com


Thursday, June 25, 2020

Free fairy house kits!

Thanks to a grant from the Brookfield Cultural Council, we have 40 fairy house kits to hand out! The kits were made by artist Mary Jo Maichack and are available to pick up in the front hallway. Please call or email to reserve a kit and to schedule a time to pick up. (Tuesday and Thursday, 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.; Wednesday and Friday, 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.).
508-867-6339
brookfieldcovid19@gmail.com



Free craft kits!

The Friends of the Library have put together bags of craft supplies--some have fabric, buttons, yarn, lace, etc. They are free and available at the table in the front hallway when you come for curbside pickup (Tuesday and Thursday, 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.; Wednesday and Friday, 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.--please call or email for an appointment).
508-867-6339
brookfieldcovid19@gmail.com

Tuesday, June 23, 2020

MORE New DVDs!


Titles

- 1917
- A Hidden Life
- Arkansas
- Birds of Prey: And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn
- Bloodshot
- Buffaloed
- Escape from Pretoria
- Gretel & Hansel
- The Invisible Man
- Little Women
- Richard Jewell
- Ride Like a Girl
- Robert the Bruce
- The Song of Names

Friday, June 19, 2020

New children's books added to our collection!


Call, email or place a hold in your record, 508-867-6339, brookfieldcovid19@gmail.com and we will schedule a time and date for curbside pickup.

Thursday, June 11, 2020

New DVDs!



Check it out - we've added a few new titles to our DVD collection this week! Call 508-867-6339 or email brookfieldcovid19@gmail.com to place holds.

Tuesday, June 9, 2020

Wednesday, June 3, 2020

New magazines and books on cd's available to borrow!

Call 508-867-6339 or email brookfieldcovid19@gmail.com or place a hold on items you would like to borrow!

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Friday, May 29, 2020

Summer Reading Challenge!

The Merrick Public Library is teaming up again with the Brookfield Elementary School for a summer reading challenge. Prizes will be given from both the library and the school when school resumes in the fall (if you are not a student at BES you can still do the challenge and turn it in only at the library). Please call or email to let us know if you'd like to sign up. We are happy to include summer reading charts in curbside pickups. Happy reading!

Thursday, May 28, 2020

New DVD's! List of new titles at the bottom of images





DVDs recently added to our collection include:
·         A Discovery of Witches: Season 1
·         Bad Boys for Life
·         Big Little Lies: Season 2
·         Bombshell
·         Clemency
·         Code 8
·         Color Out of Space
·         Doc Martin: Series 9
·         Guns Akimbo
·         I See You
·         Intrigo: Death of an Author
·         Looking for Alaska (Mini Series)
·         Midsomer Murders: Series 21
·         Poldark: S
·         Queen & Slim
·         Spies in Disguise
·         The Assistant
·         The Big Trip
·         The Cry: Series 1
·         The Durrells in Corfu: Season 4
·         The Gentlemen
·         The Good Liar
·         The Haunting of Hill House: Season 1
·         Uncut Gems
·         Underwater
·         Vera: Set 9
·         VFW
·         Vikings: Season 5, Volume 2

Adult Books on display! In the 'new' book section!

Call 508-867-6339 if you see a book you would like to borrow!


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Tuesday, May 26, 2020

Curbside Pickup to begin Tuesday, June 2


May 26, 2020
The Merrick Public Library in Brookfield will reopen on Tuesday, June 2, 2020, with curbside pickup only. Patrons may request library materials in a number of ways.

By telephone: 508-867-6339
Online: Log into your C/W Mars account (cwmars.org) and choose “Brookfield Merrick Public Library” on the drop-down list. You can also use the C/W Mars app to do this.

Scheduled pickup times will be Tuesday and Thursday 3:00 to 7:00 p.m., Wednesday and Friday noon to 4:00 p.m. When your items are ready for pickup we will call or email you to schedule a time and day. Items will be brought outside. During pickups please social distance to 6 feet and wear masks if other people are also picking up. The foyer will be used for pickups during rainy weather, with only one person/family in the foyer at a time.

You may return items to the library. Please use the drop box. Returned materials will be quarantined for 3 days, then cleaned and checked in per CDC guidelines. We are not accepting book donations at this time.

Until the Massachusetts Library System (MLS) interlibrary loan program starts up again, we will be circulating only library materials from the Brookfield library, so there will be a limit of ten items per library card.

The library will be closed Saturday, Sunday and Monday.



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Tuesday, May 5, 2020

Charles W. Eddy postcards 1884-1892

Thank you Mike Seery for donating over 100 historic postcards to the library's local history collection.


Charles W. Eddy of Ware was an author, photographer and printer. he published several local books which are now in some local public libraries historical books collections.  Brookfield has Brookfield : illustrated with Pen and Camera, 1886 and Ware : illustrated with pen and Camera, 1886.


The Hotel Metropole, Brookfield, Mass. was located on the corner of Pleasant Street and Hayden Avenue

Central Street @1880's

Oakland Gardens was a located on the shore of Quaboag Lake in the Pine Lane, Oak Ave. and Hobbs Ave. area. Brookfield Times, July 2, 1885 an article reads --although not one of the pleasantest days, yet no less than 300 parties out driving stopped at the Oakland Gardens Hotel, and enjoyed a dinner of baked clams, clam chowder and other accessories.  This is getting to be a very popular resort for all in the vicinity of eight or ten miles.

Kindness Rocks!


Hearts are gone but Kindness rocks are at the 
library and history house!
Be Well!



Thursday, April 23, 2020

Wednesday, April 22, 2020

VIRTUAL FARM FRIENDS EVERY WEDNESDAY Free!

VIRTUAL FARM FRIENDS EVERY WEDNESDAY
Our sweet baby lambs, calves, and goats have been born, and piglets will soon be on the way. Learn how the babies behave and grow during a  Facebook live stream with Farmer Billy every Wednesday at 11 am, starting tomorrow. This free 10-15 minute live feed is perfect for school groups, teachers, parents, kids, and just the plain curious. Learn about the baby animals and see them romp, eat, and even get into a bit of mischief. The piglets haven’t arrived yet, but if you’re lucky, they might arrive on a Wednesday....

Watch live on Facebook, or find us on YouTube and Instagram after the live stream.

Sponsored by Greylock Federal Credit Union, Guardian Insurance, The Red Lion Inn, and Michael Renzi Painting Company.