Welcome to the home of the Merrick Public Library! Here you will find many useful resources, information and hopefully some fun!

HOLIDAY HOURS:

  1. CLOSED: Saturday, January 14, Martin Luther King Day

Regular Hours of Operation:

  1. Tuesday 1 pm - 8 pm
  2. Wednesday 11 am - 5 pm
  3. Thursday 1 pm - 8 pm
  4. Friday 11 am - 5 pm
  5. Saturday 10 am - 1 pm
  6. Sunday & Monday CLOSED

Meetings:

  1. TRUSTEES MEETING - Monday, January 9, at 6:30 p.m.

JANUARY ANNOUNCEMENTS

THE BILL OF RIGHTS AND YOU

Bill of Rights at LibraryKnow Your RightsThe Merrick Public Library will host a new pop-up exhibition from the National Archives, The Bill of Rights and You, commemorating the 225th anniversary of the ratification of this landmark document. The Bill of Rights and You spotlights one of the most remarkable periods in American history, explores the origins of the first ten amendments to the U.S. Constitution (collectively known as the Bill of Rights), illustrates how each amendment protects U.S. citizens, and looks at how Americans exercise the rights outlined in the amendments. The Bill of Rights and You invites visitors to connect directly with the people, places, and events that mark this historic document’s evolution. This exhibit runs through February 28, 2017.

AMERICAN RED CROSS BABYSITTER CLASS

The Friends of the Library sponsor half of the $50 fee for Brookfield students ages 11 and up. As of the time of this post, the class dates have not been confirmed. Please sign-up for two day class (you must attend both sessions), Wednesday, February 8 and Thursday February 9 from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. The Friends of the Library provide a pizza dinner for the students.

LE CERCLE FRANCAIS

The next meeting will be Thursday, March 2, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. There will be no meetings for the months of January or February.

KILL A WATT

Made available from National Grid, the Kill A Watt kit has arrived at our library and includes a booklet and monitor and easy conservation tips as well as information about energy savings rebates and programs available through National Grid and Mass Save. The kit assists homeowners in understanding their energy use. Check out or reserve for your use from the library.

EBOOKS!

Over 10,000 titles, streaming videos and periodicals are available through the CW/Mars Digital Catalog for free! You may download to your device up to 7 books at a time, create wish lists, and place holds on titles you would like to download. You also have access to periodicals. The staff of the library is available for assistance with your device anytime. CLICK HERE and log in with your CW/Mars library card.

Quaboag History

Historic Quaboag Plantation information is available through the brookfieldresearch.com web site created by Dan Hamilton of West Brookfield. This site is being built to serve all the Brookfields. Remember that we have housed in our library, not only the Beers, Richards and the Walker atlases, but over 50 of Robert Wilder’s historic maps, which can also be viewed online at robertwildermaps.com. Check out all this wonderful material, and enjoy ease of use.

My Coke Rewards!

The Friends of the Library request donations of point rewards from your Coca Cola products. For several years the Friends have subscribed to ten magazine titles using donated points for a total value of $350, titles include; Entertainment Weekly, Better Homes and Gardens, Cooking Light, and Family Circle among others. This has proven to be a cost effective use of this reward system by the Friends for the library. Thanks to all who contribute the caps and fridge pack codes.

CW/Mars Cards

Now available!! CW/Mars cards and complete online ordering of books, audios, DVDs, e-books, etc. for our patrons with Evergreen! Your own free account is available online! Register and ask for more information at the library. Click here to log in: Bark.cwmars.org. All Brookfield materials will be checked out on your CW/Mars cards.

The Library is still a drop-off location for:
  1. Ecumenical Food Pantry — non-perishable canned goods and paper goods
  2. Brookfield Police Department — old cell phones
  3. Brookfield Elementary School — Campbell labels for points, ink cartridges
  4. Rainbow Girls — Can tabs
  5. Lions Club — old eyeglasses and hearing aids

DONATIONS