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January 04, 2019 - 327 Receive State Aid Awards; 17 Request Waivers

At its January Board Meeting, the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners certified twenty-two additional municipalities meeting all FY2019 requirements for the State Aid to Public Libraries Program.  In total, 327 libraries have met all state aid requirements and have been awarded $4,247...READ MORE

December 18, 2018 - Stoughton Celebrates New Library

On Saturday December 15, 2018 the new Stoughton Public Library opened to raves from residents. Old and young commented on how welcoming the new space is with one resident saying, “Stoughton deserves this.”  Chair of the Board of Selectman Bob O’Regan called the new library th...READ MORE

November 27, 2018 - Governor Appoints Gina Perille to MBLC

The Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners (MBLC) is pleased to welcome Gina Perille of Boston, who has been appointed by Governor Charles D. Baker to serve on the nine-member board.  “It is a tremendous honor to be named to the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners by Gover...READ MORE

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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

Visiting Eastham and Reading Public Libraries: Town-Wide Preservation Assessments

By Evan Knight, Preservation Specialist at the MBLC Since joining MBLC as Preservation Specialist last month, I quickly realized how important it is to get know the libraries, people, and collections that make our Commonwealth so culturally rich. Much of my work here at MBLC is either project consulting (for annual LSTA direct grants) or … Continue reading Visiting Eastham and Reading Public Libraries: Town-Wide Preservation Assessments

The Updated MBLC Trustee Handbook

By Rob Favini, Head of Library Advisory and Development at the MBLC Library trustees have a unique and vital role in the oversight, stewardship and advocacy of public libraries in Massachusetts. Trustees gain their authority from legislative statute (MGL Chapter 78, Section 11) but the details of their day-to-day duties are based on local rules, … Continue reading The Updated MBLC Trustee Handbook