In the News

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Recent Press

Your Passport to Connecticut Libraries: April 1-30, 2024  Zip06

Kate Galambos: Imagination Made Real  Zip06

Check Out the Expanded ‘Library of Things’ at Blackstone Library  Zip06

Branford Community Foundation and GSB First-Round Sponsorship Award Recipients Announced  Zip06

For the Love of Poetry, and Branford: Inaugural Poet Laureate Judith K. Liebmann  Zip06

Congratulations for a Successful Sale  Zip06

Joe King: Putting it All Together  Zip06

Kenna Launches ‘Artemis Sparke and the Sound Seekers Brigade’  Zip06

Branford Historical Society Receives Permanent Donation from Blackstone Library  Zip06

Blackstone Library is Big Y’s February Community Bag Beneficiary  Zip06

All Treats, No Tricks  Zip06

Mallory Wishes Storybook Success to Blackstone and Friends  Zip06

Branford’s Friends of Blackstone Provide $20,000 Library Grant

Blackstone Library Celebrates 125 Years In Branford  Arts Council Greater New Haven

Community Commemorates Blackstone Library’s 125th Birthday  Zip06

Blackstone Library Announces Katy McNicol as New Director  Zip06

Zdunek’s Handywork Keeps Branford’s Blackstone Library Running  Zip06

Blackstone’s Blue and Yellow Glow Shines in Support of Ukraine  Zip06

‘With Smiling Faces and Hands Extended’  Zip06

Branford: Friends of Blackstone Library gives $20,000 to library  New Haven Register

The Legacy Endures: Blackstone Library Celebrates 125 Years  Zip06

Blackstone Library Offers Social Justice Book Club  Zip06

Branford’s Blackstone programs a ‘lifeline’ during pandemic; something for everyone  Shoreline Times (also published in New Haven Register)

‘Waking Up White’ Author Debby Irving Kicks Off Blackstone’s ‘Awakening to Change’ Series  Zip06

Blackstone Library Offers Branford Job Seekers a New Online Search Tool  Zip06

Branford’s Blackstone Library Goes Fine Free for Good, Joining a Nationwide Movement  Zip06

Blackstone Library is one of 11 projects in CT to win preservation award (PDF)

Clark Helps Host Friends of the Blackstone Library Warehouse Book Sale  Zip06

Branford Tax Collector: Racism has a Way of ‘Sneaking up on a Person of Color’   New Haven Register

Gill-Brooks Talks About Being Black in Branford  Zip06

Lemire Helps Bring StoryWalk to Downtown Branford  Zip06

Blackstone Library Takes the Next Step in Reopening: Access to the Computer Lab  Zip06

Blackstone Library renovation project wins first place in CBC 2020 Small Civic Project Team Awards

Branford RTM Battles Over Blackstone Budget  Zip06

Libraries Offer Vital Services  Branford Patch

Book Keepers  The Daily Nutmeg

Local Merchants’ ‘Wreath Extravaganza’ Raises $2,308 for Feed Branford Kids  Zip06

For the Love of Reading  Zip06

First Look: Branford’s Blackstone Library Addition  Zip06

‘Grow with Google’ Grant: Branford’s Blackstone Library and ERACE to Offer Free Digital Skills Training  Zip06

Love My Library Day at Blackstone Memorial Library Sept. 14  Zip06

See that piano outside? Go ahead and play it, courtesy Free Keys CT  Shoreline Times

2018 Summer Reading Challenge launched  New Haven Register

Andy McKirdy: Helping Lead Blackstone Library Into the Future  Zip06

Creative Thinkers Start Small, Dream Big at Makerspaces  Zip06

State Bond Commission Approves $1M Grant for Blackstone Library  New Haven Independent

Slight Design Change & Big Financial Gains for Branford’s Blackstone Library Addition  Zip06

RTM Approves Blackstone Library Project  Branford Eagle

Branford’s $5.2M Blackstone Library Renovation Wins Final OK  The Sound

Middle School Students win Statewide Summer Reading Video Contest New Haven Register

Blackstone Library Renovations New Haven Register

Whodunit? Mystery Unfolds at Blackstone Library Branford Eagle

We Met for Tea at Downton Abbey Branford Eagle

Read a Book, Add a Marble-Summer Reading Branford Eagle

Ted Kennedy Jr. Announces Candidacy at Blackstone Library Branford Eagle

Students Paint Their Dreams-Art Show at the Library Branford Eagle

Embracing Diversity Community Forum January 25, 2014

Blackstone Voted 2013 Best Library by Readers of New Haven Living

Karen Person of the Week