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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

April 12, 2018 - Requested Funding Given to Some Library Line Items

On Wednesday, April 11, the House Committee on Ways and Means released their $40.99 billion FY2019 budget, proposing a 3.1% increase in state spending. Three of the budget line items overseen by the MBLC were funded at the amount requested in the FY2019 legislative agenda. Two of the budget lines r...READ MORE

February 05, 2018 - State Aid Awarded to 344 Libraries

At its February Board Meeting, the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners (MBLC) approved the final group of libraries that met all requirements for the State Aid to Public Libraries program. FY2018 State Aid program grants total more than $9 million and were awarded to all of the 344 public ...READ MORE

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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

What you may not know about the 2018 Bruins PJ Drive

By Celeste Bruno, Communications Director at the MBLC Collecting PJs to give to DCF kids is a good thing and libraries across the state have pitched in to be community collection sites. The Boston Bruins set a lofty goal for libraries—10,000 pairs in just over a month—and while we’re still counting, here’s some fun things … Continue reading What you may not know about the 2018 Bruins PJ Drive