Our Museum Passes are Expanding! Writer’s Workshop Group Thank You for Supporting Hogwarts!

Our Museum Passes are Expanding!

Thanks to the Friends of the James Blackstone Memorial Library our Museum Pass menu is growing! We have recently acquired 2 new passes that will take our patrons to New York City.

Writer’s Workshop Group

Whether you want to work on your memoir, explore your creativity in the world of fiction, or craft essays, this group will give you the opportunity to work on your writing in a supportive environment. Meets first four Saturdays in Nov. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

Thank You for Supporting Hogwarts!

Thanks to all of our amazing volunteers, sponsors, and everyone who contributed to making our event a success! Click here for some fun photos from the event  

Pre-Register Online for a Library Card


Branford residents can now pre-register online for a library card. You will receive a temporary number (good for 30 days) via email that will allow you to place holds in the library catalog. You will need to come to the library in person, with identification and proof of residency, to complete the registration and obtain your library card; you can then access all of our services and databases.

Free DMV Permit Practice Tests

Drivers Test

Do you need to practice for your driving test? The Blackstone Library is pleased to offer free online test prep for students preparing for their CT driving tests! Just click here to get started.

Help us Bookmark Branford

Bookmark Branford

Tell us your story by November 30 and you could win an iPad Mini.  What does the Blackstone Library mean to you?  Read more…

Library Grounds Will Go Smoke-Free November 1


On October 1, the Library Board of Trustees addressed health concerns of library patrons by voting to make the library grounds smoke-free. Effective November 1, 2014, smoking will no longer be allowed at library entrances or anywhere on library grounds. Read more…