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, April 18, Patriots 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

APRIL ANNOUNCEMENTS

Check out our currently running events, including Music Time and the new Senior Resources page!

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.

Silent Auction

The Friends are getting ready for the month of May Silent Auction. We accept home furnishings and decorative bits and pieces, children’s clothing and toys. All manner of goods are welcomed for this family event. Items and donations may be dropped off at the library during regular business hours. The auction begins Friday, May 1 and ends Saturday, May 30. Come bid on your favorite item! This fundraising event helps support the Summer Reading Program for the community.

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.

MUSEUM PASSES AVAILABLE

Museum passes available for your use, include: Magic Wings Butterfly Conservatory and Garden, South Deerfield; Children’s Museum @ Holyoke; Ecotarium, Worcester; and the Worcester Art Museum. Please call for availability.

A Conversation in French

The first Thursday of each month from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Le Cercle Français with Madame Plumb. The general public is invited to join the French Circle for conversational French. A pre-requisite to join is some knowledge of the spoken language. Discussion will include cuisine, travel and everyday conversations. This event is free and no sign-up. Save the dates: May 7, there is no April meeting. If you choose please R.S.V.P. 508.867.6339

History Goes Modern

The Historic Documents Committee of Brookfield is pleased to announce historic research of our local newspapers, The Spencer Sun, Spencer Leader and Weekly Times has just been made a whole lot easier with modern technology! The Merrick Public Library’s collection of microfilm from 1872 to 1953 has been converted to PDF files and are Optical Character Recognition (OCR) complete. This USB external hard drive is available at the Brookfield library for use on any of their public computers during regular hours. Patrons may now click on FIND and enter name, place, town, etc. and a search will highlight what is found for those search terms. You will have the option of searching certain years or all of the files. The researcher then has the option of copy and pasting into a word document.

Local Talent

Local photographer Don Roberts has a photograph published in the newest National Geographic book, Stunning Photographs by Annie Griffiths. The book and others are on display at the library.

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

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