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May 11, 2018 - Senate Funds Five Line Items to the Amount Requested

On Thursday, May 10, the Senate Committee on Ways and Means released their FY2019 budget. Five of the seven budget line items overseen by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners (MBLC) received the funding request by the Board in the FY2019 Legislative Agenda. The Massachusetts Center for ...READ MORE

April 26, 2018 - Eastham Public Library Receives Library Building Award

The Eastham Public Library has been selected as one of six recipients of the 2018 American Institute of Architects (AIA) and American Library Association (ALA) Library Building Award for the design of their new building. Eastham is the third Massachusetts Public Library Construction Program (MPLCP)...READ MORE

April 12, 2018 - Massachusetts Libraries are Top Collectors for PJ Drive

Massachusetts libraries collected donated pajamas throughout February and March as part of the annual Boston Bruins PJ Drive. 2018 marked the 11th year of the drive, and the second year of participation by the Department of Children and Families Wonderfund. The drive also benefited Cradles to Crayo...READ MORE

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Get Your Garden Going at your Local Library

If you’re planning on starting a garden this spring, your first step may be to stop by a Massachusetts library. From the Berkshires to Cape Cod, libraries across the Commonwealth have opened up “seed libraries” where you can get flower and vegetable seeds to start your gardening project. All you need is your library card! … Continue reading Get Your Garden Going at your Local Library

Statewide eBook Sharing Evolves

By Greg Pronevitz, Executive Director of the Massachusetts Library System Change doesn’t come from sitting on the sidelines, waiting. That’s certainly true for how the library community in Massachusetts has approached statewide eBook sharing. Six years ago the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners (MBLC) and the Massachusetts Library System (MLS) convened the Resource Sharing Unbound … Continue reading Statewide eBook Sharing Evolves

The Age of Enlightenment in Bellingham

By Shelley Quezada, Consultant to the Underserved For a number of months last year, residents of Bellingham were invited to participate in an array of programs for all ages that focused on environmental literacy including alternative energy  recycling and water resources. From March through September 2017 the Bellingham library carried out a series called “Enlighten … Continue reading The Age of Enlightenment in Bellingham