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 - Christmas Eve and Christmas day, Wednesday, December 24 and Thursday, December 25

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

DECEMBER ANNOUNCEMENTS

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

TOYS FOR JOY

We are collecting funds and toys for the TOYS FOR JOY program administered by the Brookfield Fire Department and Brookfield Emergency Services. The Food Pantry always needs donations during the holidays! Please support the community.

Holiday Luminaries

Luminaries are available for sale at the library during regular hours. Your purchase will include 6 candles for $5.00. The funds are put towards purchasing luminaries for next year.

Great Gifts!
  • Ms. Rene’s music CD, Perfect Harmony, is available for sale at the library for $15.00.
  • Brookfield by Brenda Metterville, Kate Simpson and Andrea Faugno is available for sale for $21.99.
Food Pantry

Non-perishable food items may be dropped off during regular library hours. Monetary donations can be mailed to: Brkfld.ecum Food Pantry, PO Box 64, Brookfield, MA 01506.

A Conversation in French

The first Thursday of each month from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 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: December 4, 2015 dates are January 8, February 5, and March 5. If you choose please R.S.V.P. 508.867.6339

Youth Forum Pizza Night

Save the date! Don’t be a bystander, stand up to bullies! Pizza will be served from Uncle Sam’s of East Brookfield. Date to save, Thursday, December 11, 6:00-7:00 p.m. Funded with a grant from the Brookfield Community Club.

Lawyer for a Night

James Hoffey and colleagueThe next event will be, Tuesday, December 2, January 6, 2015 and February 2, 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. This free program is scheduled for the first Tuesday of every month and organized by James Hoffey, Counselor at Law. Brookfield residents seeking civil legal advice or having questions on specific situations are welcome to attend. Information is available on free public access to legal materials in the Worcester Law Library and other Trial Court Law Libraries. They, also, provide free Notary Service.

COMMON STREET PARKING

The Board of Selectmen voted at their June 2014 meeting, effective August 1, 2014 there is to be NO PARKING on the common side of Common St. Parking will be allowed only on the residential side.

Massachusetts Broadband Institute (MBI)

The public library is now online, through CW/Mars, with MBI. We now have faster, consistent service available for our patrons. The new wireless name is Library Public Hotspot and the first time you sign in a wireless network policy will display and you have to accept in agreement, then the wireless service will be available to you. Want to help improve internet service in Brookfield? Take this survey, also located on the town’s website. The Massachusetts Broadband Institute (MBI) is working to identify unserved and underserved areas, inform last-mile strategy and update the Massachusetts Broadband Map.

MUSEUM PASSES AVAILABLE

The Friends have purchased passes to local museums for our patrons to use and enjoy:

  • Ecotarium: Admits 2 adults and 2 children at 50% off regular price (discounted price is adult $7, child $4). This pass is a coupon that does not need to be returned.
  • Children's Museum at Holyoke: Admits 6 people at 50% off regular price (discounted price is $3 per person). This pass needs to be returned to the library after use.
  • Worcester Art Museum: Admits 2 adults free. Kids 17 and under are always free. Regular admission is $14. This pass needs to be returned to the library after use. Four passes are available at a time.
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.

Historic Maps

Reminder for local historians. We have housed in our library, not only the Beers, Richards and the Walker atlases, but over 50 of Robert Wilder’s historic maps.

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