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Web Site: News Release Back to News Releases Print News Release FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 13, 2005 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 Planning and Design Grants totaling $253,500 to 13 municipalities for their public libraries across the Commonwealth for the 2004-2005 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 Athol Athol Public Library $20,000 Eastham Eastham Public Library $20,000 Gosnold Cuttyhunk Public Library $13,500 Grafton Grafton Public Library $20,000 Greenfield Greenfield Public Library $20,000 Hampden Hampden Free Public Library $20,000 Hardwick Paige Memorial Library $20,000 Holland Holland Public Library $20,000 Leicester Leicester Public Library $20,000 Marion Elizabeth Taber Memorial Library $20,000 Townsend Townsend Public Library $20,000 Webster Chester C. Corbin Public Library $20,000 Westfield Westfield Athenaeum $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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