Make a Donation Today to the Spring Appeal

The James Blackstone Memorial Library serves the residents of Branford by providing essential access to information, resources, and unique shared experiences to meet the needs of our community. By making a donation to the library today, you can help support the innovative programming and crucial services we offer that help educate and enrich our community.  (more…)

ABC Mouse is Here!

The award winning preschool educational game that contains interactive books, puzzles and more is now available for FREE to our library patrons. Head to our Fun and Games page to create an account and see what other educational sites we have to offer.

Murder at the Blackstone Fundraising Event

It’s a night of murder and mystery at the Blackstone Library! When an author winds up dead at the library, everyone’s a suspect! Who killed Agatha Mystry? Solve the clues, interview suspects and help catch a killer.  Saturday, May 9 at 7 PM


Book to Art Club: The Nightingale

Join us for a hands-on, creative book club, where we create art while discussing Kristin Hannah’s The Nightingale. No experience required. Books & art materials provided. To register, click here. Sat, 3/28 @ 3pm

Mango Languages

We’re excited to announce our latest subscription service that we offer to you for free with your Blackstone Library card: Mango Languages. Mango is a language learning tool that allows you to learn over 70 different languages, including English as a second language, right from your computer, smartphone, or tablet!  Click here to create your profile. If you have any questions, feel free to call the Reference Department at 203-488-1441, ext. 318.

New Haven Register Online

Did you know that you can search the New Haven Register, 1988 to the present, from home? Just click on the NewsBank link under QuickLinks from the library’s home page or under the Research tab. Enter your Blackstone Library barcode and start searching. Feel free to call the Reference Department at 203-488-1441, ext. 318 if you have any questions.

The Fantasy World of Norman Rockwell!

Join us on March 10 @ 7pm as Psychobiographer Fred Biamonte takes us into the mind of Norman Rockwell, a chronic depressive, & shows us how Rockwell painted his happiness, rather than lived it.