• Bruins PJ Drive

    Join the Bruins in supporting a great cause

  • FY2019 Legislative Agenda

    Agenda and support materials

  • Commonwealth Catalog

    New social media graphics available now

  • MBLC Awarehouse

    Library promotional materials all in one place

LATEST NEWS

What’s happening in Massachusetts libraries

February 05, 2018 - State Aid Awarded to 344 Libraries

At its February Board Meeting, the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners (MBLC) approved the final group of libraries that met all requirements for the State Aid to Public Libraries program. FY2018 State Aid program grants total more than $9 million and were awarded to all of the 344 public ...READ MORE

February 05, 2018 - Robert Favini to Head up MBLC's LSTA and Trustee Programs

The Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners (MBLC) is pleased to announce Robert Favini as the new Head of Public Library Advisory and Development. He will work with library trustees and friends, and will head up the Library Services Technology Act (LSTA) grants and programs. “Rob’...READ MORE

February 01, 2018 - Erving and Monterey Awarded Construction Grants

At their February 1, 2018 board meeting, the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners awarded provisional construction grant awards to the Erving Public Library in the amount of $2,720,146, and the Monterey Library in the amount of $1,855,675. Both libraries were placed on the construction wait...READ MORE

Library Directory

From the MBLC Blog

Homework Help Around the Clock

Whether you are in elementary school, middle school, high school, or college, you can always use a little help with your homework! Massachusetts libraries are here to help 24/7 with reliable information from our databases. Whether it’s art, geography, history, or science that you need help with, we have a variety of resources that are … Continue reading Homework Help Around the Clock

Thanksgiving History at Massachusetts Libraries

Between basting the turkey and mashing the potatoes in preparation for Thanksgiving on Thursday, why not take some time to view some of the historic documents that set the stage for the annual holiday? Plymouth Massachusetts was home to the first Thanksgiving celebration in 1621, and Massachusetts libraries have the resources to provide insight of … Continue reading Thanksgiving History at Massachusetts Libraries

International Federation of Libraries Association meets in Poland

By Shelley Quezada, Consultant to the Underserved at the MBLC Dateline:  Wroclaw, Poland.   The historic city on the banks of the Oder (Odra) river crisscrossed by 120 bridges has served as home to people from Lithuania, Germany, and Austria for many centuries.  After World War II, Wroclaw was designated to be part of Poland.   This … Continue reading International Federation of Libraries Association meets in Poland