New Digital Access to CT Newspapers

Blackstone Library cardholders now have access to the New Haven Register from home. It’s updated daily and includes a new image edition that allows you to flip through the paper page by page (click on the link where the format is listed as image). We also offer access to dozens of CT newspapers including the Shoreline Times! Click here to view the full list!

Job Openings

The library has several job openings – in Reference and in Circulation. Please visit our Employment page for details.


SAVE THE DATE: Friends Fall Book Sale on the Green

Mark your calendars for the Friends of the Blackstone Library Annual Book Sale on the Branford Green!

Thursday, September 22 – Sunday, September 25 Read more…

New App for eBooks and Audiobooks

Try out the new Palace App for an enhanced collection of eBook and Audiobook titles. The Palace Project groups together collections from OverDrive, the CT State Library collection and thousands of titles curated by the Digital Public Library of America. Titles are available in a number of languages and sign-up is quick and easy. Just download the app from Google Play or the App Store, click on Find Your Library, scroll down to James Blackstone Memorial Library, enter your library barcode number and you are ready to borrow.

Blackstone Library 125th Anniversary

Did you know we have a genuine Blackstone family heirloom here at the Blackstone? In our archives room is a desk that belonged to James Blackstone himself! Most of our local history artifacts are now housed with the Branford Historical Society, but this one was too special to leave the building. While it’s more decorative than functional these days, it’s still an important piece of JBML history!

Art Exhibit Call for Entries

In partnership with the Branford Arts and Cultural Alliance (BACA), the Blackstone Library invites artists to complete an application to exhibit their work in 2022.  At least 3-4 examples of the artist’s work must be submitted with the application.  The library is especially interested in working with artists who will consider combining an exhibit with an opportunity for a demonstration or discussion.

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