New Books at Blackstone

Youth Services Mural Installation 6/9/23

Something amazing is coming to the Youth Services department on Friday, 6/9! Local artist, Brooke Sheldon, will be installing a mural in the children’s play room. Books and toys will still be available, but our play space will be closed for the day. We are so excited to have this beautiful artwork in our space!

EXTENDED to 6/30: Food Drive to Support the Branford Food Pantry

The Branford Food Pantry provides groceries for Branford residents in need. Help support their mission by donating shelf stable/nonperishable items during our Food Drive now until June 30th!

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Friends Virtual Book Cart is Back!

The Virtual Book Cart is back! It is an easy way to obtain lightly used books, mostly 2022-2023 publications– in both hardcover and trade paperback format, at great prices ($4 for hardcover and $3 for trade paperback).

Check Out Creativebug

The library is pleased to offer an online resource with more than 1,000 arts & crafts video classes taught by design experts and artists. Just log in at Creativebug with your Blackstone or Willoughby Wallace library card and create an account.

Seed Library Now Open

The seed library is now open! Stop in anytime the library is open to browse the available seeds. Donations are still being accepted, too. CLICK HERE to learn more.

Strategic Framework

The Blackstone Library has completed a new Strategic Framework that will help guide us into the future. This framework is a result of community conversations and a community-wide survey that took place last year, and will help us better serve the Branford community. We’ll use the Framework to plan programs, services, and investments to infrastructure that address our community’s needs so that we can continue our legacy of engaging community, expanding minds, and enriching lives.

Read the Framework here.