Tax Forms Update

At this time, the library has received federal tax forms, but no federal tax booklets and no state forms or booklets. The federal tax forms are available for pickup in the atrium at the back of the library. We will put federal booklets and state forms and booklets in this same location once we receive them.

We do not have any information on in-person tax help being offered at this time. You can visit the 211 website for information on virtual help.

Blackstone Library 125th Anniversary

The first head librarian at the library was Arthur Wellington Tyler, who served in that role from June 1896 to April 1898. He lectured at the library in the years following his time as library director. He was born in Pittsfield, Massachusetts in 1842, attended Amherst College and was a journalist and newspaper editor before becoming assistant and then second librarian at the Astor Library in New York City. Read more…

Service Update: Library Open for Browsing Appointments and Contactless Pickup Only

The library stacks are open for 15-minute browsing appointments. The computer lab remains closed.

To schedule an appointment to browse the stacks, please call 203.488.1441 – press 318 for the adult collection or 321 for the children & teen collections.

Contactless pickup is available:  If you choose to be notified by email, a notice will be sent when the item is here. If you do not have an email address, we will notify you by phone. Appointments are no longer necessary. Once your item is ready, it will be placed on a cart in the vestibule at the rear of the building where you can pick it up Monday – Thursday, 9 am – 8 pm, or Friday/Saturday 9 am – 5 pm. Items not picked up within 7 days will be returned to the shelf or loaning library.

Questions? Call us at 203-488-1441 x 315

New Addition to Library of Things

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

Make a year-end donation

Give the gift of lifelong learning and connection with a donation to the Blackstone Library. Read more…

Friends of the Library Virtual Book Sale Cart

The Friends of the Blackstone Library present:
Friends Virtual Book Cart

Looking for some new-to-you books to read? Did you miss stocking up at our book sale? Friends of the Blackstone Library has a way for you to obtain ‘newer’ books at great prices! Read more…