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  • New Construction Bond Bill

    Future of the construction program

  • LSTA Grant Round Announced

    Letters of intent due on December 6.

  • State Aid Awards

    Over 100 libraries certified in the first round.

  • Public Libraries Ecosystem Report

    Report and analysis by Sasaki

LATEST NEWS

What’s happening in Massachusetts libraries

December 18, 2018 - Stoughton Celebrates New Library

On Saturday December 15, 2018 the new Stoughton Public Library opened to raves from residents. Old and young commented on how welcoming the new space is with one resident saying, “Stoughton deserves this.”  Chair of the Board of Selectman Bob O’Regan called the new library th...READ MORE

November 27, 2018 - Governor Appoints Gina Perille to MBLC

The Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners (MBLC) is pleased to welcome Gina Perille of Boston, who has been appointed by Governor Charles D. Baker to serve on the nine-member board.  “It is a tremendous honor to be named to the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners by Gover...READ MORE

November 19, 2018 - MBLC Seeking New Construction Bond

The Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners is seeking a new $250 million bond authorization to continue the successful Massachusetts Public Library Construction Program (MPLCP). The new bond will fund the 18 projects that are currently on the MPLCP waitlist, a Planning and Design Grant Round ...READ MORE

Library Directory

From the MBLC Blog

Visiting Historic Collections in Worcester

By Evan Knight, MBLC Preservation Specialist On December 10, 2018, MBLC Library Advisory Specialist Maura Deedy and I visited the Worcester Public Library to discuss their current LSTA preservation grant. While there, we met with Genealogy and Local History Librarian Joy Hennig, Public Services Coordinator Pingshen Chen, and Public Services Supervisor of e-Resources and Periodicals … Continue reading Visiting Historic Collections in Worcester

The MBLC Welcomes Andrea Bunker!

Andrea Bunker started at the MBLC on December 6 as our new Library Building Specialist. She will be working closely with Lauren Stara to administer the very successful Massachusetts Public Library Construction Program. Andrea comes to us from Woburn Public Library, where she was Director since 2016. She’s been spending most of her time on … Continue reading The MBLC Welcomes Andrea Bunker!

Reimagined Wellesley Branch Library Welcomes Librarians

By Shelley Quezada, Consultant to the Underserved at the MBLC On October 29, 2018 staff from seven libraries that received  FY19 LSTA grants for Mind in the Making: Supporting Play Spaces in Libraries  convened for training in the beautiful repurposed Fells Branch of the Wellesley Public Library.  In addition to Wellesley, the communities of Bedford, … Continue reading Reimagined Wellesley Branch Library Welcomes Librarians