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

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
May 12, 2005
CONTACT: David L. Gray
Director, Communications & Public Information
1-800-952-7403, x208
David.L.Gray@state.ma.us

Planning and Design Grant Awarded to Egremont

BOSTON: The Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners is pleased to announce that it has awarded a Planning and Design Grant from the 2004-2005 Grant Round to the Town of Egremont for $20,000. This is in addition to the 13 municipalities who were awarded Planning and Design Grants in January 2005.

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.

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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