Branford, Conn. - Spring is a period of rebirth, being outdoors, working in the yard, playing sports, or taking hikes and breathing the fresh clean air that only spring offers. You can do all of these through books on Saturday, May 18, 9a-1p on the Branford Green.

The Friends of the James Blackstone Memorial Library are launching an abbreviated size book sale as a benefit for the Blackstone Library. Browse and purchase the selection of specially curated gardening, home projects, nature, pets outdoor recreation, and children’s books being offered, many in mint condition. The Friends of the Library has created a spring fling book sale in conjunction with the Branford Community Gardens, Branford Garden Club, Branford Compassion Club and the Branford Land Trust.

Clean plastic or paper bags for packaging books sold can be used. They can be dropped off at one of the JBML Friends collection bins outside of the library or the Volunteer Service Center on Harrison Avenue. Volunteers are encouraged to help with this new project; contact Joe Genua at

The purposes of the Friends of Blackstone include maintaining a focus of public attention on the Library, stimulating use of the Library’s resources, receiving and encouraging gifts, endowments and bequests to the Library, supporting and cooperating with the James Blackstone Memorial Library in developing its services and facilities to benefit the community. New memberships are always welcome. If you would like to be part of this effort, contact for more information.

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