News Release

Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners



FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
DATE: August 27, 2009
CONTACT: Celeste Bruno
Communications Specialist
1-800-952-7403 x208
celeste.bruno@state.ma.us


Board Announces "Friends Sharing With Friends 2009"

The Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners and the Massachusetts Friends of Libraries will hold our annual "Friends Sharing With Friends 2009" conference on Saturday, September 26, 2009 at Springhill Suites by Marriott in Devens, MA. 

This year's conference will include presentations by the Pioneer Valley Friends of Friends group; a workshop on how to plan successful library anniversary celebrations; and imaginative fundraising activities by the Friends of the Wilmington Public Library.  "Friends Sharing with Friends" provides an outstanding opportunity for members of Friends groups to make new friends, talk about their Friends' activities and to learn from each other.

Everyone is invited to attend including Friends, Trustees and Library Staff.  Continental breakfast will be available at 9:30 a.m. and the program will begin at 10:00 a.m.    A complimentary light lunch will be served.  Admission is free however, registration is required.  If you wish to register please email:  Maureen.Killoran@state.ma.us

     Please include your name, name of library and your title (Friend, trustee, library director, etc.)

Directions to Springhill Suites by Marriott hotel in Devens:

   From I-495 take exit 29B, Rte.2 West

   From Rte.2 West take Exit 37B, Jackson Road Devens.

   Follow Jackson Road for approximately 2 miles

   Springhill Suites by Marriott and Devens Common Center

   will be on your right.

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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