Polar Express Story Hour

Join us for a special holiday story hour at 4:30pm with Bonnie on Tuesday, December 5th!! We will be reading the story and making a Polar Express craft. There might even be a little goodie bag to go as well! Sign-up is required. Space is limited to 12 participants. This event is geared for children ages 4-10. Call 245-3518 to reserve your spot.

Present Wrapping Event

Need a space to wrap your presents away from prying eyes? Drop in from 6-7:45 p.m. on Monday, December 18th and Tuesday, December 19th and use our supplies (or bring your own) to create beautiful packages ready for giving! We will provide festive music and refreshments, wrapping paper, ribbon, scissors, and tape. Just bring your gifts to wrap and your holiday cheer! This is an adult only event.

Ellie the Skelly Story Time

We have some Very EXCITING new to share! Naomi Fredette, a former Granby resident and always lover of the Brimfield Library, recently wrote, published, and received a copyright for her first children’s picture book called “Ellie the Skelly,” and she is coming to do an Author Visit! This event will be on Saturday, October 28th at 12pm.

Naomi will be reading her book, a rhyming poetic story that captures the magic and mystery of Halloween, bringing special coloring pages and hopes to see many little ghosts and goblins! (costumes optional but encouraged!)

What a fun way to kick off Halloween weekend! This event is free to all, please call the library at 413-245-3518 to reserve your spot.

**Overflow parking is at the Town Hall Annex (23 Main St) or on the lower lawn of the Congregational Church. Please do not block the driveway of the neighbor to the west.

Harvest Fest 2023

Join us for Harvest Fest 2023 on Thursday, October 26th from 5:30-7:00. This event is geared towards children in grades PreK – 6th. Costumes are optional. Space is limited to 35 children so call 413-245-3518 or drop by the library to sign up. Please let us know the names and ages of the children and how many adults will be attending along with them. This is a free event sponsored by the Friends of the Brimfield Public Library, Inc. Hope you can make it!

**Reminder: Overflow Parking is at the Town Hall Annex. Please do not park in the driveway of the house next door. **

Friends of the BPL Bake Sale

WE NEED BAKERS! Please consider showing off your culinary skills for us! Cookies, brownies and breads are always a big hit! Try to avoid frosting and anything that requires refrigeration (it can get hot under the tent). The baked goods need to be individually bagged and labeled with the ingredients. Also needed: cases of bottled water and fruits (apples and bananas work best because they are easy to walk with). Please visit or call the library to sign up. Drop off will be on Thursday September 7th at the library from 5-6:00 or either day under the tent. Please contact us if these days/times don’t work and we will work something out. Thanks again for your continued support!

Tie Dye T-Shirt Day!

Tie Die Colors

Do you want to make your very own t-shirt? You can! Join us on Tuesday, August 8th from 4-4:30pm. Just sign up by calling the library at 413-245-3518 or by dropping by in person! All we need to know is your child’s name, age and t-shirt size. We take care of the rest — you just show up and get creative! This event is for children ages 2-18, is limited to 25 participants, is sponsored by the Friends of the Brimfield Public Library, Inc. and fills up incredibly fast!

Overflow parking is at the Town Hall Annex or the bottom of the Congregational Church lawn. Please do not block or park in the neighboring driveway to the west

Camping Story Hour with Bonnie

Join Bonnie for a special camping story hour on Wednesday, July 19th from 4-4:45pm! You will be making your very own ant and nibbling on watermelon! (Please alert us to any allergies when signing up) This event is geared towards children aged 3 to 10 and space is limited to 15 children so call the library to sign up at 413 245 3518.

Please remember that overflow parking is at the Town Hall Annex. We must not block the driveway of the neighbor to our west. Thank you!

Maggie the Clown

Join us for a free presentation of “becoming a clown” with Maggie the Clown! Maggie created this program to help ease the worry and fear that many have about clowns. This event is geared for all ages 3+…oh, and don’t worry, Maggie will be performing some of her tricks before the show is over!

Please call the library at 413-245-3518 to sign-up. Space is limited to 45 participants.

Parking is available at:
~ the library – please don’t block the driveway to the west.
~ the Annex (23 Main Street)
~ bottom of the Congregational Church lawn (across the street from the Town Hall)

This event is sponsored by the Friends of the Brimfield Public Library, Inc.

Bakers, Bakers, Bakers!

We need you! Can you bake, bag and label (with ingredients list) goodies for the Friends of the Brimfield Public Library’s May bake sale? The baked goods are needed May 11, 12 & 13th. Please let us know if you can help out. There is a sign up sheet at the library or you can tell us on Facebook. Cookies, breads, pies, and bars are the best movers. Please no frosting — it can get warm under the tent. Unable to bake, no worries — we need cases of water and bananas and apples. The May show is the biggest and we need a ton of product. Thanking you in advance, we couldn’t do it without you!

Memory Kits

Have you heard of memory kits? These are useful kits designed for caregivers of people with Alzheimer’s/Dementia. They include things that will help to keep their minds active and/or stimulated.

We now have four kits available for checkout in our Library of Things collection:

~ 13-piece puzzle

~ 35-piece puzzle

~ Aquapaint – magnificent birds

~ Aquapaint – ocean life

This is a new resource that we are very happy to be able to provide to our community!

Drop by today to check out these new items and our complete collection of Library of Things!