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    The Bruins' annual PJ Drive begins Feb 1. Sign up now to participate!

  • FY2021 Legislative Agenda

    Learn about funding priorities for FY2021

  • New Databases Added

    Opposing Viewpoints plus four other databases added statewide

  • State Aid to Public Libraries

    $4.5 million in state aid awarded so far


Latest activities and updates from the MBLC

February 19, 2020 - First Lady Lauren Baker Celebrates the 13th Annual Boston Bruins PJ Drive

The Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners (MBLC) is pleased to announce that First Lady of the Commonwealth Lauren Baker will celebrate the 13th annual Boston Bruins Pajama drive at the East Forest Park Branch of Springfield City Library on February 21, 2020 at 1:00pm. She will be joined by ...READ MORE

February 13, 2020 - MBLC Begins Strategic Planning Process

The Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners (MBLC) has begun its strategic planning process to guide its activities as an agency for the next five years. “We are excited to be undertaking this process” said MBLC Director James Lonergan. “Our goal is to create a ‘living&...READ MORE

February 11, 2020 - MBLC and MLS part of a national effort to transform teen library services

The Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners (MBLC) is joining state library agencies from across the nation to participate in Transforming Teen Services: A Train the Trainer Approach, developed by the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) and the Chief Officers of State Library...READ MORE

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Age-Friendly Funding Alert: 2020 AARP Community Challenge

By the Mass Healthy Aging Collaborative and AARP The application period for the 2020 AARP Community Challenge is open! The AARP Community Challenge provides small grants to fund “quick-action” projects that can help communities become more livable for people of all ages. Applications are being accepted for projects to improve housing, transportation, public space, technology (“smart cities”), … Continue reading Age-Friendly Funding Alert: 2020 AARP Community Challenge

Libraries in the News

Local libraries embrace technology

The first public library opened in Boston between 1711 and 1725. Since then, to say the least, things have changed. Entering the technological age, libraries have had to make great leaps to ensure they keep up with the profusion of new forms of knowledge. While some may still view libraries as places to search through … Continue reading Local libraries embrace technology

East Forest Park Library opens 14-months after groundbreaking

A little over a year after the groundbreaking, on Dec. 19, the East Forest Park Library officially opened its doors to the public for the first time in a brand new building on Surrey Road. Read more on The Reminder

Cambridge Public Library launches STEAM Academy

The Cambridge Public Library has announced the January launch of the Cambridge Public Library STEAM Academy, in partnership with local nonprofit organization Innovators for Purpose. Read more on Wicked Local Cambridge