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February 19, 2019 - Governor Reappoints Commissioner Mary Ann Cluggish to Five Year Term

Commissioner and former board Chair Mary Ann Cluggish has been reappointed by Governor Charlie Baker to a five-year term on the nine-member Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners (MBLC). “It is an honor to be reappointed to the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners to continue th...READ MORE

February 07, 2019 - Millville Loses State Aid Certification

At its February board meeting, the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners (MBLC) denied the town of Millville a waiver of the FY2019 Municipal Appropriation Requirement (MAR). The MAR is funding from the municipality to support the public  library as required in statute. In FY 2019, Mill...READ MORE

January 31, 2019 - Libraries Help Collect Pajamas for Children in Need

The Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners (MBLC) continues its partnership with the Boston Bruins for the 12th Annual PJ Drive to benefit DCF Wonderfund and Cradles to Crayons. The Boston Bruins PJ Drive runs from February 1, 2019 through March 15, 2019. Libraries across the Commonwealth wil...READ MORE

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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