Support the Blackstone Library & Invest in Your Community


For your community… For your neighbors…  For your family… For your library.

Make a gift to the James Blackstone Memorial Library and help ensure that Branford is an educated and enriched community.

Every time you donate to the library, you make an impact, supporting access to experts, community connection, dynamic and evolving collections that include books and movies (print and digital formats), plus access to things like museum passes, literacy backpacks and a Library of Things (lawn games, tools, equipment and more). You can give even a gift in honor of a birthday or holiday, or in memory of a loved one.

Your investment in the Blackstone makes all this possible:

DSC_0455smEarly Literacy Programs for Babies & Caregivers   ●   Well-curated & Dynamic Book Selection   ●   Database for Jobs & Small Business Support   ●   Afterschool Science & Technology Programs for Young Adults   ●   Meeting & Study Space   ●   ESL & Language Learning Support   ●   Summer Reading Books & Programs   ●   Drop-in Tech Help   ●   WiFi Internet Access   ●   Book Groups

Ways to Give:

Join the Leadership Circle

With a contribution of $125 or more you will join our Leadership Circle.  You’ll be part of a committed group of donors whose gifts enable the Library to provide even more exceptional service and support to the residents of Branford.

Businesses and organizations can join our Leadership Circle, too, and receive the same benefits as an individual, plus receive a certificate acknowledging your organization’s support for the Blackstone Library.

Join the Heritage Circle with a Future Gift

Interested in leaving a legacy? Help strengthen the Blackstone Library in years to come by creating a future gift. Learn about Planned Giving.

Sponsor an Event

Our fundraising events benefit the programs and services we provide and bring new faces into the library in really fun ways, from A Hogwarts Halloween to a mini golf course in the library. See highlights from previous fundraising events here. If you’re interested in sponsoring an upcoming event, contact Tina Strell, Development: 203.488.1441 x 313 or send an email.

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The James Blackstone Memorial Library is supported by the Town of Branford and by private contributions. Approximately 1% of Branford taxes support the Blackstone Library, so donor support is critical as we continue to meet and exceed the expectations of our community. Join your friends and neighbors to help enrich and educate your community — make a charitable contribution today.

Thank you for being there for Branford
— and for the Blackstone Library!