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, May 23, 2015, Memorial Day weekend.

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

MAY ANNOUNCEMENTS

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

Silent Auction

The Friends of the Library is sponsoring their May Silent Auction. Home furnishings and decorative bits and pieces, children’s clothing and toys and you name it are available to bid on. 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 and Music Time with Ms. Renee for the community.

Author Visit

Wispa book coverSaturday, May 30, 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Join us in welcoming Ware’s Tim Parker, local author of debut Wispa, a mystery, who will be at the Merrick Public Library, for presenting his mystery novel with a book signing and sales ($15.99). A retired aeronautical engineer who lives near the Quabbin Reservoir, Parker focuses his mystery-romance tale on the joint efforts of a disabled former Army Ranger and lovely Wall Street executive who go undercover to discover and stop whoever is trying to poison the water supply.

New Book Release

West Brookfield book coverWest Brookfield by Brenda Metterville and William Jankins will be released May 11 and available for sale at the library, many businesses in West Brookfield and surrounding towns for $21.99. Published in the Images of America series by Arcadia, the material presented is mostly based on the William Jankins Collection.

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.

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.

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.

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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