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August 03, 2017 - MBLC Announces Statewide Patron Survey

The Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners is conducting a statewide survey to better understand who uses Massachusetts public libraries, and why they use them....


July 18, 2017 - Governor Vetoes Center for the Book; Maintains Funding in other Library Lines

On Monday, July 17, 2017 Governor Charlie Baker signed a $39.4 billion budget for FY2018 that included $320 million in spending vetoes. Funding to Massachusetts Center for the Book was among those vetoes. The budget is based on revised tax revenue projections for FY2018 that are $749 million less than the baselines use...


July 13, 2017 - Baker-Polito Administration awards $67 Million in Construction Grants through MBLC

NEEDHAM – July 13, 2017 – Today, the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners (MBLC) awarded nine communities Provisional Construction Grants through the state-funded Massachusetts Public Library Construction Program (MPLCP). Twenty-four other communities have been placed on a waitlist and will receive ...


July 13, 2017 - MBLC Awards Federal Grants to 42 Local Libraries

At its July 13, 2017 Board meeting, the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners (MBLC) awarded $468,102 in 42 grants to public, school, special, and academic libraries across the Commonwealth under the Federal Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) which is funded through the Institute of Museum and Library Se...


July 11, 2017 - Library Line Items Lowered in Conference Committee Budget

On Friday, July 7, the Massachusetts Legislature approved the budget agreement made by the Conference Committee. The Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners (MBLC) saw dramatic reductions in funding compared to the final versions of both the House and Senate budgets....


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