Welcome to the home of the Merrick Public Library! Here you will find many useful resources, information and hopefully some fun!
Regular Hours of Operation:
- Tuesday 1 pm - 8 pm
- Wednesday 11 am - 5 pm
- Thursday 1 pm - 8 pm
- Friday 11 am - 5 pm
- Saturday 10 am - 1 pm
- Sunday & Monday CLOSED
Check out our currently running events, including Music Time and the new Senior Resources page!
SUMMER READING FOR EVERYONE!
Two summer reading programs in one! The Merrick Public Library and the Brookfield Elementary School are teaming up for a Summer Reading Challenge. The same reading chart being sent home with BES students will be available at the library starting June 22, the last day of school, and will be available to all patrons. The Summer Reading Challenge is not just for the elementary students – we encourage pre-teens, teens, adults…everyone to join the fun! When you have completed your chart, get it stamped at the library and receive a special prize! If you are a BES student, you can also turn the chart in at school.
Student participants will also have the opportunity to attend a Paw Sox game free. Ask the library staff for details.
Summer is a fabulous time to read--ask us for recommendations!
OTHER SUMMER EVENTS
- Musical story hour with Renee Coro, Wed, July 6, 13, 20, 27 & Aug 3 & 10, 11:15-12:00
- Drumming with Tim Kane Thurs, Aug 4, 5:00-6:00 pm. (Please sign-up for this program.)
- Build with Legos--stop in anytime!
- Coloring for kids and adults--stop in anytime!
SHARE A BOOK
Tuesday, June 14, 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Bring in your favorite book, a book you are currently reading, or a book you just finished and enjoyed. Share a brief description with the group as we go around the table, introducing new genres, titles, and fun.
LE CERCLE FRANCAIS
LE CERCLE FRANCAIS with Madame Plumb will meet again in August.
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.
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.
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.
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:
- Ecumenical Food Pantry — non-perishable canned goods and paper goods
- Brookfield Police Department — old cell phones
- Brookfield Elementary School — Campbell labels for points, ink cartridges
- Rainbow Girls — Can tabs
- Lions Club — old eyeglasses and hearing aids