Summer Reading: A Universe of Stories Shred-a-thon Shredding Event Tech Help by Appointment Our Museum Pass Program Uncover Branford: your town, your people, your story

Summer Reading: A Universe of Stories

Summer reading is coming and you have 2 ways to participate. 

Shred-a-thon Shredding Event

  Protect your privacy, identity, and confidentiality with the Blackstone Library Shred-a-thon shredding event on Saturday, June 22nd. Bring your boxes of documents to be shredded to the Blackstone Library for this fundraising event.  All proceeds benefit the Blackstone Library.   $7 for your first box, $5 for each additional box.   Pre-Paid Cards - $20 for 4 copy-paper sized boxes - available for purchase in advance until June 21st at the Blackstone Library. Event will be held in the front parking lot.   Cash, check, and credit cards accepted! Shredding done on a first come, first served basis. Limit 10 boxes per car.  

Thank you to our sponsors

Alan & Polly Fitz

Niall & Elizabeth Ferguson


Tech Help by Appointment

Did you know that the library offers one-on-one tech help? Call us at (203) 488-1441, ext. 318 and we’ll schedule you for a 30 minute session with a librarian. Available time slots are Tuesdays at 10:30, 11 & 11:30 and Thursdays at 2, 2:30 & 3 pm. We’ll help you out with

Our Museum Pass Program

Did you know that we have passes offering free and discounted admission to museums in CT & NYC? Passes are available courtesy of our Friends of the Library and the Allen Louis Loeb Foundation. To see our full listing & reserve online click here.

Uncover Branford: your town, your people, your story

Find our group to see where we're going next! Then join us to SHARE STORIES, UNCOVER HIDDEN GEMS, & MAKE FRIENDS!

Marble for New Entry Delivered

June 7 – Marble for the new entry was delivered from the Tennessee Marble Company today.  This is the same quarry that supplied the marble for the original construction in 1893. Summit Masonry will be working hard on the installation in the coming weeks.  The entry is scheduled for completion in August. Thanks to Downes Construction and Silver/Petrucelli + Associates for a great project so far.

New Entry and Roof Taking Shape

April 22: The outline of the new entry and rooftop terrace are visible, and walls are coming up!  If you blink, you may miss the progress as changes are happening every day. This phase of construction is scheduled to be complete by summer of this year, with the rest of the project finished by year’s end.

New Temporary Entrance

Excavation for the new entrance has begun!  Until it’s ready, entry to ground floor is through the door next to the book drop.  If you need assistance with the door, please ring the bell and a staff member will help. Read more…

Youth Services Department Moves into Auditorium

During the week of January 7 – 11, the Youth Services Department will move into the Auditorium for the duration of the project.   This move will take a few days and we ask for your patience as some materials may take longer for us to find until we are settled in.