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The Blackstone Library is working on a strategic plan to better serve our community, and that means we need to know you, your perspectives, experiences, needs and wants!

If you are:

  • a job seeker, either unemployed or looking to move up or change careers
  • an entrepreneur, either looking to start or grow your business

>>>  we want to talk with you! Read more…

Blackstone Library 125th Anniversary

For today’s 125th Anniversary Fact we’re sharing a little bit about one of the authors featured in the library’s rotunda. Each portrait below the dome features a famous author from New England, and today we’re featuring William Cullen Bryant. Born in Massachusetts in 1794, Bryant was trained as a lawyer but eventually made his living as both a successful poet and the editor in chief of the New York Evening Post. You can read more about him on our Facebook page!

Service Update July 7

The adult collections can be browsed without an appointment.

Computers are available in the computer lab for one hour sessions during library hours, no appointment necessary.

Face coverings are still required in the library when visiting the Children’s Department and for those individuals who are unvaccinated.

The Blackstone Library is currently open regular hours, Monday – Thursday 9 am – 8 pm and Friday & Saturday 9 am – 5 pm.

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…

New Addition to Library of Things

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

Friends of the Library Virtual Book Cart

On Hiatus until Fall 2021

The Virtual Book Cart will be on a temporary break so that we can prepare for our Annual Book Sale on the Town Green scheduled for September 30 – October 3. Look for us again in October 2021!  Read more…