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:

  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 Wednesday, June 14 at 6:30 p.m.

  2. We are pleased to welcome our newly elected Library Trustee, Jeanne Eaton, to her first three year term.

JUNE ANNOUNCEMENTS

DID YOU KNOW?!

You can read children’s books for free on your device. There are currently more than 250 picture books in the C/W Mars digital catalog that not only contain full illustrations, but read the story aloud, and highlight each word as it’s being read, which is great for emerging readers. Use the Overdrive app to search the catalog for eBooks in the “OverDrive Read-along” format.

SUMMER READING FUN

Merrick Public Library Summer Reading 2017; The summer reading theme this year is Build a Better World.

READ WITH US! Sign up for summer reading! We are again doing a joint program with the Brookfield Elementary School. The school and library will hand out the same reading chart. Read as much as you can! When your chart is full, bring it to the library: we will stamp it and give you a prize. Brookfield Elementary School students can use the same chart twice—after you get it stamped at the Merrick Public Library, turn it in at school for another prize. Summer reading starts when school gets out (June 22) and ends when school starts up again (August 29). Open to all ages.

BUILD WITH US!

Thanks to a grant from the Brookfield Community Club, we have Magnatiles, Magformers, and wooden blocks to play with! Starting June 23, drop in Thursdays and Fridays from 1 to 4.

BUILD A BOOK!

A three-day bookmaking camp with Miss Carrie, July 18, 19 and 20 from 3:30 to 5:00 p.m. Come for one day, two days, or all three!

EAT PIZZA!

Pizza night for students 7th grade to 12th grade. Check out a book and get a piece of pizza. Thursday, July 20 and Thursday, August 17, 6 to 7 p.m.

SUMMER READING RAFFLE!

Get a free raffle ticket each time you check out five or more items (one ticket per day). Prizes will be raffled at the end of the summer.

LE CERCLE FRANCAIS

The next meeting will be Thursday, June 1, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.

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.

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 Elementary School — Campbell labels for points, ink cartridges
  3. Rainbow Girls — Can tabs
  4. Lions Club — old eyeglasses and hearing aids

DONATIONS