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February 07, 2019 - Millville Loses State Aid Certification

At its February board meeting, the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners (MBLC) denied the town of Millville a waiver of the FY2019 Municipal Appropriation Requirement (MAR). The MAR is funding from the municipality to support the public  library as required in statute....


January 31, 2019 - Libraries Help Collect Pajamas for Children in Need

The Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners (MBLC) continues its partnership with the Boston Bruins for the 12th Annual PJ Drive to benefit DCF Wonderfund and Cradles to Crayons. The Boston Bruins PJ Drive runs from February 1, 2019 through March 15, 2019. Libraries across the Commonwealth will be collecting new p...


January 28, 2019 - Support for Summer Grants Awarded

The Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners (MBLC) is pleased to announce the recipients of the first Support for Summer grants totaling $50,000 to 54 public libraries. Research shows that summer learning helps close the achievement gap between lower-income students and their middle-and upper-income peers and is a...


January 24, 2019 - Governor Baker Announces FY2020 Budget Recommendation

On January 23, 2019, Governor Baker released his budget proposal for FY2020. It includes a 3% increase for the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners  administrative line (7000-9101),  a net 1% increase in funding for State Aid to Public Libraries (7000-9501), level funding for the Massachusetts Center ...


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