The James Blackstone Memorial Library serves the residents of Branford by providing essential access to information, resources, and unique shared experiences to meet the needs of our community. By making a donation to the library today, you can help support the innovative programming and crucial services we offer that help educate and enrich our community.
Did you know that we are not fully funded by the Town of Branford? We depend on private donations to meet 15% of our annual budget. Last year, our Fall Appeal generated over $14,000 in private donations to the library. With those funds, we have been able to accomplish a lot of great things. Here are some highlights:
- We’ve added 8 new laptops to our MakerLab, allowing us to offer free computer classes to even more people who need to learn the basics of Microsoft Word, create a resume for their job search, or learn spreadsheet skills to be better prepared for employment.
- We’ve implemented exciting programs for children and teens that teach 21st century skills. Maker Mondays and TinkerLabs give kids the opportunity to work on technology-based projects, such as 3D printing and stop-motion videos, after school and on weekends. Participants and their parents rave about these programs!
- We began a new book club, called “Book to Art.” Each month, members meet to discuss a book and work on an art project inspired by the story. They share their thoughts, ideas, and skills in a welcoming and supportive environment.
Make your tax-deductible contribution to the Blackstone Library today and be confident that your gift will enable the Blackstone Library to continue offering robust programs and services that benefit your community. Simply click below to make your contribution today! It’s safe, secure, and simple!
On behalf of the Board of Trustees and library staff, we thank you for your support.
(At top: Participants in the March 25th “Tinkerlab” made art robots, designed and printed 3D files, and more. Photo credit: Katy Dillman)