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August 11, 2017 - Residents Celebrate New Scituate Library

On July 18, 2017, residents and officials in Scituate gathered to celebrate the ribbon cutting of their new library. The expansion and renovation was funded in part by a $4,985,480 Massachusetts Public Library Construction Program (MPLCP) grant from the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners ...READ MORE

August 11, 2017 - Leicester Breaks Ground on Library Renovation

On July 20, the town of Leicester celebrated the groundbreaking of their library renovation. The $8.9 million project is funded in part through a $4.2 million grant from the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners (MBLC) Public Library Construction Program (MPLCP). “One of the best thing...READ MORE

August 11, 2017 - The MBLC Elects New Officers

The Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners (MBLC) elected new officers to serve for FY2018 at its Board Meeting on July 13, 2017. The Board voted for Commissioner Mary Ann Cluggish to continue as chair for a second year. Commissioner Cluggish was appointed to the Board in 2011 and reappointed...READ MORE

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From the MBLC Blog

Be Legal and in the Money: Ballot Question and Capital Campaign Dos and Don’ts

By Library Building Consultant Rosemary Waltos and Library Building Specialist Lauren Stara Join us and our two guest speakers on September 25, from 10:30 – 2:30 at the newly renovated Cary Memorial Library in Lexington to learn about the dos and don’ts of winning ballot questions and running capital campaign fundraising from the experts. Jason … Continue reading Be Legal and in the Money: Ballot Question and Capital Campaign Dos and Don’ts

Your Voice, Your Library!

By Library Building Consultant Rosemary Waltos Massachusetts’ web of automated networks, robust delivery service, and state aid funds to public libraries make it easy and convenient for people to use not only their own city/town library but to freely use any public library in the state. And they do! The perennial question in library circles … Continue reading Your Voice, Your Library!

Check This Out: Borrowing More Than Books

By Lyndsay Forbes, Project Manager and Grant Specialist at the MBLC As libraries have evolved over the years, so have the ideas of what they should collect and lend to their patrons. A visit to your local library today will offer so much more than books. It’s not anything against books, I promise. Sometimes the … Continue reading Check This Out: Borrowing More Than Books