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Web Site: News Release Back to News Releases Print News Release FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 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. City/Town Library Amount Dalton Dalton Free Public Library $20,000 Dighton Dighton Public Library $20,000 East Brookfield East Brookfield Public Library $20,000 Edgartown Edgartown Free Public Library $20,000 Westhampton Westhampton Memorial Library $20,000 Wilbraham Wilbraham Public 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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