Summer Reading: A Universe of Stories 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. 

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!

New Entry is Nearing Completion

August 20: In just a few short weeks, the new entry will be complete.  The non-fiction collection has moved to the 1st floor, and the new teen room will also be finished in September.  Staff are busy making furniture selections, computers are being installed in the new lab, and it won’t be long until the project is finished.  We are still on track for completion in late December/early January.

Great News!

Starting August 1st, Blackstone Library items checked out on your account will be automatically renewed a maximum of two (2) renewals.

There are some exceptions:

  •  Items checked out on your card from other libraries are not guaranteed to be renewed.
  •  Items with holds will not be renewed.

You will receive a courtesy notice a few days before your item is due, notifying you of the automatic renewal.  If you have any questions, please just ask us!

New Databases for Blackstone Cardholders

The library is pleased to offer remote access to two new databases for Blackstone Library cardholders. You can search thousands of newspapers through Newsbank by using this link and entering your 14 digit barcode. To search the New Haven Register, from 1988 to the present, click here.

If you are using a library computer, you can access the database without entering a barcode.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the Reference desk at 203-488-1441, ext. 318.

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.