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June 23, 2017 - Stoughton Breaks Ground on New Library

On June 23, 2017 Stoughton residents and local and state officials came together to celebrate the groundbreaking of the Stoughton Public Library renovation and expansion. The $14.5 million project is funded in part through a $6.7 million grant from the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners&#...READ MORE

May 25, 2017 - Construction Underway at Woburn Public Library

On May 25, 2017 Woburn residents were joined by local and state officials to celebrate the groundbreaking of the Woburn Public Library construction project.  The project, which is funded in part through a $9.9 million grant from the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners (MBLC) Massachus...READ MORE

August 11, 2017 - Leicester Breaks Ground on Library Renovation

On July 20, the town of Leicester celebrated the groundbreaking of their library renovation. The $8.9 million project is funded in part through a $4.2 million grant from the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners (MBLC) Public Library Construction Program (MPLCP). “One of the best thing...READ MORE

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From the MBLC Blog

Be Legal and in the Money: Ballot Question and Capital Campaign Dos and Don’ts

By Library Building Consultant Rosemary Waltos and Library Building Specialist Lauren Stara Join us and our two guest speakers on September 25, from 10:30 – 2:30 at the newly renovated Cary Memorial Library in Lexington to learn about the dos and don’ts of winning ballot questions and running capital campaign fundraising from the experts. Jason … Continue reading Be Legal and in the Money: Ballot Question and Capital Campaign Dos and Don’ts

Your Voice, Your Library!

By Library Building Consultant Rosemary Waltos Massachusetts’ web of automated networks, robust delivery service, and state aid funds to public libraries make it easy and convenient for people to use not only their own city/town library but to freely use any public library in the state. And they do! The perennial question in library circles … Continue reading Your Voice, Your Library!

Check This Out: Borrowing More Than Books

By Lyndsay Forbes, Project Manager and Grant Specialist at the MBLC As libraries have evolved over the years, so have the ideas of what they should collect and lend to their patrons. A visit to your local library today will offer so much more than books. It’s not anything against books, I promise. Sometimes the … Continue reading Check This Out: Borrowing More Than Books