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What’s happening in Massachusetts libraries

March 25, 2019 - Woburn Opens Spectacular New Library

On Saturday, March 16, 2019 the renovated and expanded Woburn Public Library opened to a crowd of nearly 3,000 residents. “This is the largest gathering I’ve ever seen at an opening,” said Lauren Stara, Library Building Consultant at the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioner...READ MORE

March 12, 2019 - The MBLC Welcomes Philip Madell

The Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners (MBLC) is pleased to welcome Philip H. Madell of Topsfield, who has been appointed by Governor Baker to serve on the nine-member board. The MBLC is responsible for library services across the Commonwealth including the Massachusetts Public Library Co...READ MORE

March 04, 2019 - MBLC Trustee Institute coming in April

Among the many roles and responsibilities of public library trustees, advocacy continues to be one of the most challenging. Knowing how, what and where to advocate for your library is a skill that all trustees need to master. To help trustees build their advocacy skills the Massachusetts Board of L...READ MORE

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From the MBLC Blog

Library Valentines Show Libraries aren’t just Loved, they’re Necessary

Valentines are a way we show how much we care. So why not use them as a way to show how much libraries are loved?  That’s exactly what the MBLC has done.  The MBLC’s 3rd annual Library Lovers campaign provides a way for residents to write valentines to their libraries. The MBLC collects the valentines … Continue reading Library Valentines Show Libraries aren’t just Loved, they’re Necessary

Inspiration at Provincetown Public Library

By Evan Knight, Preservation Specialist at the MBLC I had an inspiring visit to Provincetown Public Library with Amy Raff, Director, and Nan Cinnater, Lead Librarian. If you visit the Library’s website, you’ll see they consider themselves “a cultural storytelling center,” and I couldn’t agree more. Some of the unique collections that help tell Provincetown’s … Continue reading Inspiration at Provincetown Public Library

OCLN is letting residents know that they’re Wired to Reach You

Residents love their libraries. And thanks to the  Old Colony Library Network’s (OCLN) Wired to Reach You campaign, residents will be able to share what they love about their network, too. “Statewide awareness and advocacy campaigns are reaching librarians and trustees,” said Dave Slater, Executive Director at OCLN. “We want to reach residents.” OCLN’s small … Continue reading OCLN is letting residents know that they’re Wired to Reach You