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

News Release



FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
January 13, 2005
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 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 (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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