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!

Sculpting With Wool – WAITLIST ONLY

Join Tracy for a 1.5 hour demonstration of needle felting on Thursday, May 25, 2023 from 6-7:30pm. Designed to demystify the process of 3-D needle felting and to show how, with a few basic materials, anyone can create sculptures from wool.

This is an adult program. The demonstration will show how to make a felted animal from a concept drawing through to a completed sculpture. At the end of the demo participants will have the chance to make a small ornament to take home. Just as an FYI: barbed needles are used during the process so your fingers may get jabbed! You might want to bring a Band-Aid or two!

This program is sponsored by the Brimfield Cultural Council, and space is limited to 12 participants and is currently full. Call the library at 245-3518 to be added to the wait list.

Pastel Painting with Greg Maichack

We are once again hosting award-winning pastel artist Gregory Maichack! He will be presenting an Adult hands-on workshop entitled, “The Rose: How to Pastel Paint” on Thursday, April 13th from 5:30pm – 7:30pm. This pastel painting workshop is designed for sheer beginners to experienced artists.

Space is limited to 12 participants so please email the library at or call 413-245-3518 to reserve your spot. All the materials are provided for you. That’s right! All participants will be provided pastels, pencils, and pastel paper, in this fun pastel painting workshop!

This event is being co-sponsored by the Brimfield Cultural Council and the Friends of the Brimfield Public Library, Inc.

Together We Read Digital Book Club

From March 1-15, 2023, there will be no waitlists and no holds for the selected title: River Woman, River Demon by Jennifer Givhan! Just download Libby (iOS or Android), sign in with your CWMARS library card, and borrow the free ebook using your phone or tablet.

We have also purchased this book in both regular print and large print in case you’d rather hold the print book in your hands!

For more information, visit

Bird Feeder Story Hour

Join us for a special bird themed story and the making of bird feeders! (we are using soy butter, not peanut butter) This event will be held on Wednesday, March 1st from 4:15pm – 5:00pm. This event is geared towards children aged 3 to 10 and space is limited to 14 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.