Friends Holiday Gift Basket Sale Music Makers Holiday Concert CT Accordion Orchestra Holiday Concert Brand New Pass to Hill-Stead Museum Mini Maker Table (Each Fri. & Sat. 10am-4pm)

Friends Holiday Gift Basket Sale

HOLIDAY GIFT BASKET SALE Friday, December 9 Saturday, December 10 Sunday, December 11

Music Makers Holiday Concert

Join the Music Makers for an hour long celebration of the holiday season with a short sing-a-long to follow! The Music Makers are an elite group of singers chosen from all of the singers in the Branford High School Choral Program. Dec. 11 @ 2pm

CT Accordion Orchestra Holiday Concert

Get in the holiday spirit with CT accordion orchestra! The orchestra consists of over 20 performers, including some of the finest musicians in the accordion world. Come, listen, and be charmed by this beautiful instrument! Dec. 10 @ 2pm

Brand New Pass to Hill-Stead Museum

Did you know that the library provides discounts to 25 local museums, sanctuaries and historical sites? Our newest addition is the Hill-Stead Museum in Farmington; where you can explore

Mini Maker Table (Each Fri. & Sat. 10am-4pm)

Come tinker, play, and create with a new MakerLab project each month! The projects are easy and fun for all ages. This month stop in and see our new 3D scanner in action! Bring in an object that you want to replicate OR use one of ours as a sample.

Mini Golf at Blackstone Library: CaddyStacks & the 19th Hole Party

CaddyStacks Blackstone Logo

For the second year in a row, Blackstone Library was turned into an 18-hole mini golf course. Read more…

Support the Library With a Tax-Deductible Gift

JBML Members


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

Make a gift to the James Blackstone Memorial Library.

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Did you know that the library has a flatbed scanner?


Bring in your documents or photos to scan to your email or to a flash drive. You can even scan a document into Word so that it can be edited. The scanner is in the Reference department and there is no charge to use it.

New Regulations for the State Delivery Service


The State Library has enacted new regulations in order to reduce the backlog in its delivery system.  Effective July 1, holds are limited to 5 for items that are not owned by your home library.  New items that have been published within the last 6 months will not be delivered from other libraries at all.

We hope that these restrictions will be temporary, until the delivery system is working better.  In the meantime, if you have reached the 5 item limit, please see a staff member who can place targeted holds on items that Blackstone Library owns. (These items must be picked up at Blackstone Library.)

We can also help you locate items to borrow from other libraries that you can pick up immediately at the owning library.

Comments and questions regarding the state’s new policies may be directed to Kendall Wiggin, State Librarian at 860-757-6510 or