Bid for Blackstone: now through May 15!

Bid for Blackstone: Experience Your World

An online auction featuring experience packages for all interests and budgets!

The Blackstone Library wants to help you experience your world with family and friends. We have exciting packages for bidding that are filled with experiences to help you explore and have fun together. Proceeds from this auction benefit the programs and services offered by the library. Read more…

Blackstone Library 125th Anniversary

Blackstone Library has a collection of commemorative items, including china, paperweights and silver spoons. Some of these items date from the opening of the library in 1896, when local businesses such as the Bradley Co., imported them from Germany. If you would like to see the rest of the collection, it is displayed on the top floor of the library, just outside the Computer Lab.

Service Update May 3: Browsing and Computer Times

As Governor Lamont continues to lift restrictions, the Blackstone Library has made the following changes.

The adult collections can now be browsed without an appointment.

Additional time slots for computer access have been added.

The Blackstone Library is currently open regular hours, Monday – Thursday 9am – 8pm and Friday & Saturday 9am – 5pm.  The Library remains closed on Sundays. Please note that our restrooms and water fountain are not open at this time.  Masks and social distancing restrictions are still in effect.

Teen and Children’s shelves  –  We are asking that you make an appointment to browse the Teen and Children’s Collections. Please limit your visit to 15 minutes. Call 203-488-1441 x 321 to book a time slot. Read more…

Awakening to Change: Antiracism Resources

Awakening to Change is a lecture series designed to help unify our community by developing a shared understanding of the history, policy, and experiences shaping contemporary discussions of race. It was inspired by a conversation between Branford resident Roberta Gill-Brooks and former State Representative Lonnie Reed about growing up Black in Branford in July 2020.  Read more…

Tax Forms Update

Updated January 26, 2021

At this time, the library has received federal tax forms and federal instructions and these are available for pickup in the atrium at the back of the library.

The state has decided not to provide CT forms and instructions at community locations. You can call the DRS to request to have them mailed to your home. Read more…

New Addition to Library of Things

Now available to borrow: Kill A Watt® home energy use monitor Read more…