• Summer with the Bruins

    New Bruins Summer Reading promotion materials available now!

  • A Universe of Stories

    Ready to use summer materials developed with the JFK Library.

  • Summer Promo

    Ready to go summer promotion!

  • New Construction Bond Bill

    Future of the construction program

NEWS RELEASES

Latest activities and updates from the MBLC

June 07, 2019 - Summer Reading Fun with the Boston Bruins

The Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners (MBLC) is teaming up with the Boston Bruins for the annual “When You Read, You Score!” summer library program. This summer marks the tenth anniversary of the partnership that encourages children and teens to read over the summer months in...READ MORE

June 06, 2019 - Senate Increases Library Funding in its Budget

On May 23, 2019, the Massachusetts State Senate passed its version of the FY2020 budget. Six of the seven line items overseen by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners (MBLC) received the amount requested in the FY2020 Legislative Agenda. This budget amounts to a significant increase for ...READ MORE

May 01, 2019 - Massachusetts House Approves Budget with Increases for Libraries

On Thursday, April 23, the Massachusetts House of Representatives approved $42.7 billion in spending for FY2020. The Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners (MBLC) received a total increase of $2,195,546 in its budget over FY2019, for a total funding amount of $29,424,435. Three of the Board&#...READ MORE

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From the MBLC Blog

Letters About Literature: 2019 Awards Ceremony Held at State House

By Ellen Flanagan Kenny, Communications Associate at the Massachusetts Center for the Book Thirty students were honored at the annual Letters About Literature awards ceremony, held on May 23 in the Reading Room of the State Library at the Massachusetts State House.  Representative Natalie Higgins, House Co-Chair of the Library Caucus, provided the legislative welcome … Continue reading Letters About Literature: 2019 Awards Ceremony Held at State House

Libraries in the News

St. Louis and Boston Public Libraries Used Twitter Book Stacks to Face Off Over Stanley Cup

During the 2019 Stanley Cup, there was another rivalry going on in addition to the one on the ice between the St. Louis Blues and Boston Bruins, which ended in the Blues winning last night. The friendlier sparring occurred between the cities’ respective libraries, the St. Louis Public Library and Boston Public Library, who were … Continue reading St. Louis and Boston Public Libraries Used Twitter Book Stacks to Face Off Over Stanley Cup

Nahant celebrates its public library’s 200th birthday

Two hundred years ago, Nahant Public Library began as a gift to the town of about “10 hundred” volumes of books from a summer visitor named William Wood. Continue reading on Itemlive

Long Overdue? Late Fees At Some Mass. Libraries Are Getting Canceled

On a recent Wednesday at the public library in Arlington, people diligently return their books, CDs and DVDs on time. Then, there’s Joanne Tuller. She is a delinquent book borrower. Continue Reading at WBUR