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Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners
Web Site: mass.gov/mblc

News Release



FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
April 13, 2001
CONTACT: David L. Gray
Director, Communications & Public Information
1-800-952-7403, x208
David.L.Gray@state.ma.us

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 (mass.gov/mblc) 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.

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