Thanksgiving Week Hours

The library will close at 5 pm on Wednesday, November 23 and will be closed on Thanksgiving Day. We will be open for our regularly scheduled hours on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

Lucy the Library Elf

Lucy the Library Elf is coming – throughout the month of December families can locate Lucy and be entered in for a prize drawing before school break. She’ll be moving on the daily so the more times you pop in the better your odds are for winning.

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.

Friends Gift Basket Sale

ACCEPTING DONATIONS OF ITEMS THROUGH NOVEMBER 21. Accepting new or gift quality items for the baskets. Please drop off the circulation desk at the back entrance. All proceeds from the sale help the Friends support the Blackstone Library.
The Friends of the Library are bringing back their holiday basket sale! Opening night is Thursday, December 1st, during Branford’s upcoming Sip, Shop & Stroll, and continues through Saturday, December 3rd at the Blackstone Library.

Job Openings

The library has a Teen Services position opening soon. Please visit our Employment page for details.




Thank you for everyone who came out to shop and support the Friends Book Sale, which in turn, supports the Blackstone.

Thank you to all of the volunteers who work so hard to make the book sale happen, and make it such a fantastic event!

Your membership in the Friends helps support this wonderful organization — join today for a little as $10 and make a big impact in the community!