Please note that the Pequot Museum is closed for the winter season.
The museum will reopen on May 1, 2015.

Make Your Year-End Donation Today!

The Blackstone Library is a nonprofit organization that relies on your private donations to help us continue to offer the fantastic children’s, teen, and adult programs you love, and to provide the excellent services and relevant materials you need. Click here to make your year-end contribution today!


BHS Music Makers on December 14 @ 2 p.m.

The Music Makers from Branford High School and conducted by Cathyann Roding will perform a selection of holiday classics, including traditional carols, music from the European Renaissance and modern selections.

MakerLab in Action: 3D Printer

Take a peek at this time lapse video (below) of our MakerLab’s 3D Printer in action. This video was filmed and edited by local videographer Rich Pfeifer, and the printer is making a Blackstone Logo medallion which was designed by local engineer Sean McCulloch. We are so impressed at the talents of our community members! Want to learn more about our MakerLab and get involved? CLICK HERE!

Future Drivers STOP Here!

The James Blackstone Memorial Library has partnered with to offer FREE online test prep for those preparing for car, motorcycle and commercial driving  permits. The site includes multiple tests, focused questions as well as the CT Drivers Handbook. This really is one stop shop for those preparing to get behind the wheel.

To review the site click here.

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

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.

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. (more…)