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Web Site: News Release Back to News Releases Print News Release FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 13, 2001 CONTACT: David L. Gray Director, Communications & Public Information 1-800-952-7403, x208 Planning & Design Grants Awarded to 13 Massachusetts Libraries BOSTON: The Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners is pleased to announce that it has awarded 13 Projects for Planning and Design Grants totaling $248,000 to 13 public libraries across the Commonwealth for the 2000-2001 Grant Round. A Project for Planning and Design does not involve actual construction, but proposes to develop a Building Program, architectural plans and cost analyses of options and alternatives, site investigation, and preparation of schematic drawings for a future project. CITY/TOWN LIBRARY AMOUNT Auburn Auburn Public Library $20,000 Belchertown Clapp Memorial Library $20,000 Bolton Bolton Public Library $20,000 Dudley Pearle L. Crawford Memorial Library $20,000 Everett Shute Memorial Library $20,000 Freetown James White Memorial Library $15,000 Heath Heath Free Public Library $15,000 Holyoke Holyoke Public Library $18,000 Hull Hull Public Library $20,000 Millis Millis Public Library $20,000 North Attleboro Richards Memorial Library $20,000 Warren Warren Public Library $20,000 Worthington Frederick Sargent Huntington Library $20,000     The Board of Library Commissioners ( is the agency of state government with the statutory authority and responsibility to organize, develop, coordinate and improve library services throughout the Commonwealth. The Board advises municipalities and library trustees on the operation and maintenance of public libraries, including construction and renovation. It administers state and federal grant programs for libraries and promotes cooperation among all types of libraries through regional library systems and automated resource sharing. It also works to ensure that all residents of the Commonwealth, regardless of their geographic location, social or economic status, age, level of physical or intellectual ability or cultural background, have access to essential new electronic information technologies and significant electronic databases. Back to News Releases
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