News Release

Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners



FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
DATE: August 05, 2008
CONTACT: Celeste Bruno
Communications Specialist
1-800-952-7403 x208
celeste.bruno@state.ma.us


Friends Sharing with Friends 2008

 Presented by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners & Massachusetts Friends of Libraries

On Saturday, September 13, 2008, a workshop for Library Friends will be held at the ‘Springhill Suites by Marriot’ at Devens Common Center, 31 Andrews Parkway, Devens, MA. Continental Breakfast will be available at 9:30a.m. Programs will begin at 10:00a.m. A light lunch will be served.

This year there are a variety of presentations which will interest members of Friends groups. Topics include; “Fundraising Activities for Small Libraries,” “How to Start a Junior Friends Group”, “Creating an online Friends Newsletter”, “Obtaining grants from local business corporations”, and “How to do online book sales”. Also come and hear about the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners’ statewide survey of Friends membership.

There will be ample opportunity for conference attendees to make new friends and exchange ideas during the panel discussions and at the conference luncheon.

Everyone is invited to attend including Friends, Trustees, and Library Staff.

Admission is free, however registration is required.
Saturday, September 13, 2008
SpringHill Suites by Marriott Devens Common Center, Devens, MA
9:30a.m. – Registration, Coffee and Continental Breakfast
10:00a.m. – 1:00p.m. – Workshops
1:00p.m. - Complimentary light lunch

TO REGISTER: Contact: Maureen Killoran, Head, Public Library Advisory Unit Phone: 1-800-952-7403 Fax: 617-725-0140 E-Mail: Maureen.Killoran@state.ma.us Mail: MA. Board of Library Commissioners

About MBLC

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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