• Social Infrastructure Grants

    Apply by Dec 22 for this targeted grant program

  • LSTA Grant Round Opens

    The newest round of LSTA Direct Grants is now open.

  • Library eBooks and Audiobooks

    Sign up to get free promotional materials for your library

  • FY2021 Legislative Agenda

    Funding priorities for FY2021

NEWS RELEASES

Latest activities and updates from the MBLC

November 22, 2019 - New Funding to Support Sharing eContent

At its November 7 board meeting, the Massachusetts Board of Commissioners (MBLC) approved the Library eBooks and Audiobooks (LEA) Content Grant round which provides participating library networks with $400,000 in additional funds to purchase shareable eContent. These funds directly support the cont...READ MORE

November 20, 2019 - Former MBLC Chair Frank Murphy Passes Away

The Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners is mourning the loss of its former Chair Francis R. (Frank) Murphy. “Frank’s leadership shepherded the MBLC through some challenging years. He will be remembered by us all as a person of integrity, vision, and kindness,” said curren...READ MORE

November 20, 2019 - Grafton Breaks Ground on Library Project

On November 6, 2019, the town of Grafton broke ground on the addition and renovation of their public library. The $16.6 million project is funded in part by a $7.4 million grant from the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners (MBLC) Massachusetts Public Library Construction Program (MPLCP) gr...READ MORE

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From the MBLC Blog

Nothing but Net Zero!

  Sustainable construction is an essential component in the fight to mitigate climate change. While the Massachusetts Public Library Construction Program (MPLCP) has funded a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) incentive since 2008, code has evolved and sustainability measures have become more common practice. Materials, technology, and costs continue to improve and propel … Continue reading Nothing but Net Zero!

Libraries in the News

Question 1 passes: Greenfield to get new library

The city will get a new library now that the ballot question passed. The $19.5 million library was approved by a vote of 3,294 to 2,108 Tuesday. Ed Berlin stood reading the tickets taped to the wall across from the Greenfield High School gym. Berlin saw that he won by precinct in the seven of … Continue reading Question 1 passes: Greenfield to get new library

Medford celebrates end of Medford Public Library building

The old Medford Public Library building will be coming down this fall, and Medford residents, city officials and library employees were able to celebrate and reflect on the building this past weekend. On Saturday, the city held a party at the old library building at 111 High St. in Medford from 3 p.m. to 5 … Continue reading Medford celebrates end of Medford Public Library building

Orange libraries to showcase community bookmarks next month

Pick up a bookmark at one of Orange’s libraries next month, and they might have some familiar faces on them. Local firemen, dance students, a coach and library fans are just a few of the people pictured on a series of bookmarks the Orange public libraries have been creating this year. In a project funded … Continue reading Orange libraries to showcase community bookmarks next month