Imagine Your Story – Summer Reading Program – EXTENDED!

Our Summer Reading Program kicks off on Wednesday, July 1st! We have a program for kids from Pre-K – Grade 6, and a program for teens from Grades 7 – 12. The theme this year is “Imagine Your Story,” a fun fantasy and fairy-tale theme. Prizes will be awarded!

Due to COVID-19 closures, we’re doing things a little differently this year. To sign up, please fill out our signup form here: https://forms.gle/gP85TEYENiRVt93f7

Once you’ve signed up, we’ll contact you about scheduling a time to pick up your summer reading materials. Paper logs will be offered for curbside pickup and are for you to help track your reading. To keep us informed of how much your child in the Pre-K – Grade 6 program has read, we also ask that you fill out our online reading log: https://forms.gle/gQvvjmX9NkB7qvQBA
We’ll get in touch when you’ve reached a prize!

Teens will get Bingo cards. Once a row is complete please email the library a picture of your bingo card at: brimfieldlibraryrequests@gmail.com
subject line – Summer Reading Bingo

The first completed line on the Bingo card earns you a prize. Each completed row after that earns you a ticket into a raffle that will be drawn on Aug 20th for 1 grand prize winner of a $25 gift certificate to a location of your choice. We will contact you to schedule a time to pick up your prize!

The window to sign-up for Summer Reading is July 1st -15th. The Summer Reading Program runs from July 1st – September 21st. If you have any questions, please call us at 413-245-3518 or email us at brimfieldlibraryrequests@gmail.com.

Library Book Drop Hours

Beginning on Thursday May 28th the book drop at the library will be open for limited hours. This will allow you to return all of the materials that have spent quality time in your home over the last 11 weeks! 😉
The book drop will be opened on a scheduled basis to start due to the expected volume of materials that will be returned. Each item returned will be disinfected and quarantined for 5 days prior to being checked in and re-shelved.
Book Drop Hours:
Thu May 28 9-5:00
Fri May 29 9-5:00
Sat May 30 9-12:00
Mon June 1 9-5:00
Tue June 2 9-5:00
Wed June 3 9-5:00
Please try to return your items during these days/times.
We realize that this first step in the reopening process may seem less than thrilling, but it is an important one as we work to plan and organize for the next step in the process.
We appreciate your kindness and understanding as we move forward with this new system AND we can’t wait to see you in person (hopefully soon!)

Hoopla: Streaming movies, music, tv shows & more!

Film projector

Hoopla is a great resource for finding streaming movies, TV shows and music, in addition to a great collection of ebooks and comics! If you are a resident of Massachusetts, that means you can sign up for a Boston Public Library eCard and gain access to all of these great things through their Hoopla collection! For more information on how to sign up, check out this link: https://www.bpl.org/ecard/

If you have any questions about how to sign up or download an ebook once you have signed up, please feel free to reach out to Boston Public Library staff or to us, the Brimfield Public Library! You can reach us on facebook, through our virtual Reference Desk, or by email at library@brimfieldma.org.

Overdrive eBooks and Audiobooks

The library may be closed, but that doesn’t mean you can’t access some great ebooks online! If you are a resident of Massachusetts, that means you can sign up for a Boston Public Library eCard and gain access to their ebooks online through the Overdrive eBooks and Audiobooks collection! For more information on how to sign up, check out this link: https://www.bpl.org/ecard/

If you have any questions about how to sign up or download an ebook once you have signed up, please feel free to reach out to Boston Public Library staff or to us, the Brimfield Public Library! You can reach us on facebook, through our virtual Reference Desk, or by email at library@brimfieldma.org.

Virtual Reference Desk

Is your child researching something for school? Do you have a specific question that you can’t find an answer to? Have you been struggling to come up with the title of that Tom Hanks movie with ‘crying’ and ‘baseball’? Maybe we can help!

We have just launched our very own Virtual Help Desk. This help desk will be staffed M-F for a few hours each day. All you have to do is click this link and follow the directions. If we are not staffing the desk at the time you ask your question, you will be able to email us and we will answer as soon as we can: http://brimfieldpubliclibrary.com/reference-help/

Let us be the missing piece!

Check out our latest staff picks!

Looking for some book and movie recommendations from library staff and the Brimfield Library community? Check out our Staff Picks blog! We are posting new recommendations every week from library staff, trustees, friends, and book club members. Maybe you’ll discover a new favorite among our latest picks.

Blind Date With a Book!

For the month of February at the Brimfield Public Library, check out our surprise books wrapped in red. Read the profile on the cover and take a chance! Will your blind date be hot or not? Rate your date at the end and return it to let us know!