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April 11, 2002
CONTACT: David L. Gray
Director, Communications & Public Information
1-800-952-7403, x208

Planning & Design Grants Awarded to 6 Massachusetts Libraries

BOSTON: The Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners is pleased to announce that it has awarded 6 Projects for Planning and Design Grants totaling $120,000 to 6 public libraries across the Commonwealth for the 2001-2002 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.





Dalton Free Public Library



Dighton Public Library


East Brookfield

East Brookfield Public Library



Edgartown Free Public Library



Westhampton Memorial Library



Wilbraham Public Library


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.

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