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November 08, 2017 - Residents Celebrate the Opening of the New Hopkinton Library

On Friday, October 27, residents gathered to celebrate the opening of the newly renovated Hopkinton Public Library. The expansion and renovation was funded in part by a $4,533,000 Massachusetts Public Library Construction Program (MPLCP) grant from the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners (...READ MORE

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

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International Federation of Libraries Association meets in Poland

By Shelley Quezada, Consultant to the Underserved at the MBLC Dateline:  Wroclaw, Poland.   The historic city on the banks of the Oder (Odra) river crisscrossed by 120 bridges has served as home to people from Lithuania, Germany, and Austria for many centuries.  After World War II, Wroclaw was designated to be part of Poland.   This … Continue reading International Federation of Libraries Association meets in Poland

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!