Wednesday, February 24, 2021

New website for the Merrick Public Library!

 We've moved! The new website for Merrick Public Library is now live at merrickpubliclibrary.orgWe will post blogger updates through our new website!


The Friends of the Library are sponsoring our new widget Wowbrary.  Signup and you can see the library's latest books, movies, and audios in an email every Wednesday! Sign up at

Friday, January 22, 2021

Courtesy Brookfield Council on Aging! New puzzles for the Puzzle Swap at the library!

The puzzle swap at the library is newly stocked, thanks to the Brookfield Council on Aging. A wonderful variety of designs and sizes to choose from! The puzzle swap is located in the library foyer--make a curbside appointment to come borrow one or more. 
508-867-6339 or

These puzzles and more are available at Tip Top Country Store, 508-867-0460
Made in the U.S.A.

1000 pieces

500 pieces

300 pieces


Wednesday, January 20, 2021

Valentine's Day Books!

 Check out some of our love-themed titles below - we've got something for readers of all ages! 

Call 508-867-6339 OR email to place holds. 

Friday, January 15, 2021

New section for juvenile graphic novels

Graphic novels for ages 8-12 (but really open to readers of all ages) now have their own shelves at the top of the gallery! If you see any you'd like to borrow, please email or call to set up a curbside pickup appointment.


Wednesday, December 23, 2020

In-Library Browsing closed due to increase of positive Covid cases


The town’s COVID positivity level is in the “Red’ with an increase in the number of cases. Out of an abundance of caution, and based on the guidance of the Board of Health, the Board of Trustees voted to close the library to in-library browsing, effective Wednesday, December 23, 2020, until further notice. Curbside pickup will still be available.

Patrons may call or email to make appointments for curbside pickup. Our other services such as photocopying, faxing, and notary service will be available curbside only.


Merrick Public Library

2 Lincoln Street

Brookfield, MA 01506



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Tuesday & Thursday

3 – 7 p.m.


Wednesday & Friday

Noon – 4 p.m.


Closed Saturday, Sunday, and Monday

Tuesday, December 22, 2020

Luminaries rescheduled to Thursday, December 31 New Year's Eve

Due to inclement weather; the Luminaries display has been rescheduled to New Year’s Eve, Saturday, December 31.  Volunteers are welcome to assist with set-up at 2:00 p.m. on the Common. Lighting of the candles will begin at 4:00 p.m.  Everyone is welcome to come enjoy this traditional Brookfield event. 


Friday, December 4, 2020

New kids books

New titles, including some from Usborne. Call or email if you'd like to check any of them out. 


Wednesday, November 25, 2020


Movies, TV Shows, and Documentaries: 

·       The 2nd
The American West
Critical Thinking
The Great, Season 1
Hidden, Series 2
Holiday for Hereos, Hallmark
Mommy Dead and Dearest, HBO
Mr. Mercedes, Season 3
No Safe Spaces
NOS4A2, Season 2
Outlander, Season 5
Opiods, Inc.
A Rainy Day in New York
The Secret, Dare to Dream
Sometimes Always Never
Trump Card
The Vote, American Experience
You Should Have Left
When Hope Calls, Season 1

Wednesday, October 28, 2020

New DVDs!


Movies, TV Shows, and Documentaries: 

  • Babyteeth
  • Bad Education
  • Becky
  • Dead Still: Season 1
  • First Cow (DVD & Blu-Ray)
  • The Good Doctor: Season 3
  • Gordon Lightfoot: If You Could Read My Mind
  • Irresistible
  • Let It Snow
  • Lucy Worsley’s 12 Days of Tudor Christmas (PBS)
  • Military Wives
  • Mr. Jones
  • Nova: Eagle Power
  • Penny Dreadful – City of Angels: Season 1
  • Red Shoes and the Seven Dwarfs
  • True History of the Kelly Gang
  • Washington (History Channel Mini-Series) 

Books donated in memory of Jonathan S. Bemis

Every year Cindy Thompson donates funds for purchasing books in memory of Jonathan S. Bemis (1986-2013).

Wingfeather Tales by Andrew Peterson
Henry and the Chalk Dragon by Jennifer Trafton

The Wilderking Trilogy by Jonathan Rogers
v.1 The Bark of the Bog Owl
v.2 The Secret of the Swamp King
v.3 The Way of the Wilderking


Tuesday, October 20, 2020

UPDATE to Library Services

In-Library Browsing by Appointment

We are excited to announce that In-Library Browsing & Checkout by appointment will begin on Tuesday, October 27. We will continue to offer Curbside Pick-up for patrons who prefer this method of accessing library services. Hours for Curbside Pick-up will be identical to our In-Library appointment hours:

Tuesday & Thursday 3-7 PM

Wednesday & Friday 12-4 PM

Since we must limit the number of people in the building, patrons who do not need inside services and/or just want to check out items placed on hold are asked to continue using Curbside Pick-up.

 To book an appointment, please call 508-867-6339 OR e-mail

All appointments must be made by phone or e-mail.

Please do not try to book an appointment via Facebook. 



Masks must be worn at all times within the library. If you do not have a mask, we can provide one for you. If you are unable to wear a mask, we will do our best to accommodate you without entry into the building. Social distancing is required of everyone, including staff, and plexiglass guards have been installed at the circulation desk. We have vulnerable staff and patrons and are committed to maintaining a safe environment for both.

  • Hand sanitizer is required upon entering and will be provided by the library.
  • All patrons must enter through the main entrance and exit through the side door.
  • The bathroom will be closed to the public.
  • Computer use, printing, copying, and faxing services will also be available during your appointment time. 
  • Appointments will be 20 minutes long, during which patrons may browse and check out materials.
  • Please respect arrival and departure times so that we stay within guidelines for safe occupancy, start other appointments on time, and are able to sanitize high-contact areas between visits.
  • At this time, we are only able to allow one patron OR one family in the library per appointment.
  • We are not able to accommodate walk-ins at this time.

If you have tested positive for COVID-19 or are experiencing any of the symptoms of COVID-19 (fever or chills, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fatigue, muscle or body aches, headache, new loss of taste or smell, sore throat), or have recently been exposed, please do not enter the library. 

Returns: You do not need an appointment to return library materials. Library materials can be returned in the outdoor drop box, which is open 24/7, or in the cardboard box under the Curbside Pick-up table in the foyer. 

Thursday, October 15, 2020

New children's books!

A mix of new board books, picture books, middle grade books, and books on CD! If you'd like to reserve any of these titles, please call 508-867-6339 or email to set up a curbside pickup appointment.

Friday, October 2, 2020

New picture books!

New picture books available at the library. Please call or email if you'd like to request any of these through curbside pickup.


Friday, September 25, 2020



  • The Burnt Orange Heresy
  • Call the Midwife: Season 9
  • Chesapeake Shores: Seasons 1 & 2
  • The Dust Bowl: A Film by Ken Burns
  • End of Sentence
  • Expedition with Steve Backshall: Season 1
  • A Good Woman is Hard to Find
  • Letterkenny: Seasons 1 & 2
  • Playing with Fire
  • The Queen at War
  • The Resident: Season 2
  • Scoob!
  • Vienna Blood: Season 1
  • The Whale Detective

New books for young readers


New titles for young readers! Call or email to reserve any of these books for curbside pickup.