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The James Blackstone Memorial Library is the jewel of the Branford community, a singular community resource which draws people of all ages together for learning, growing and sharing. The iconic and visually striking building reminds us of a time when investing in one’s community was not an obligation, but an honor.  Few communities in Connecticut, whether large or small, urban or rural, can boast of a place with both the small town charm and the big city services of the Blackstone Library.

In fact, with programs designed for children, teens, families, seniors, job seekers, parents and students, it is hard to find any aspect of Branford life that is not enhanced by the presence of the Blackstone Library. In addition to a collection of over 77,000 items in print and electronic media, the Blackstone Library offers literacy programs, technology training, exposure to arts and culture, and a vision of an enriched community for all of Branford’s residents. And we do this in a building that is often described as awesome on the outside, yet cozy and welcoming on the inside.

The James Blackstone Memorial Library is supported by the Town of Branford and private contributions.  Less than 1% of Branford taxes support the Blackstone Library, so donor support is critical as we continue to meet and exceed the expectations of our community.

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