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February 23, 2017 - Library Renovation and Expansion Begins in Sherborn

On January 28, 2017 Sherborn residents gathered with local and state officials to celebrate the groundbreaking of the new Sherborn Library. Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners Secretary Roland Ochsenbien congratulated the community and said, “This is the most fulfilling thing we can ...READ MORE

February 21, 2017 - State Aid Awards for FY2017

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. To date, 344 communities have been certified and more than $4,414,490 has been awarded in state aid f...READ MORE

February 17, 2017 - Eastham Residents Welcome New Library

On February 4, 2017, the residents of Eastham gathered to dedicate their brand new library. The two and a half year project cost $9,154,842 to complete, and was funded in part by a $4,331,923 Massachusetts Public Library Construction Program grant from the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissione...READ MORE

From the MBLC Blog

What’s all the Buzz about Audiobooks?

What is the fastest growing segment of the publishing industry right now? According to an Audio Publishers Association sales survey, it is audiobooks. The Wall Street Journal reports “35,574 audiobook titles were released in the U.S. and Canada in 2015, compared with 7,237 in 2011.” They go on to explain that “People listen to audiobooks … Continue reading What’s all the Buzz about Audiobooks?

Construction Resources Available through the MBLC

One of the great little-known resources for librarians in the commonwealth is the MBLC’s professional collection. We have hundreds of books on just about every conceivable library-related topic. All these items are available via the NOBLE network. Because of our current construction grant round, we have put together a resource guide with a list of … Continue reading Construction Resources Available through the MBLC

Summer Reading with a Purpose

To me, one of the joys of summer is finding a good book and reading it on the beach. There is nothing quite like the warm air and bright sunshine to make reading extra enjoyable. What made it even better this year was helping to inspire children to read and avoid the summer slide while … Continue reading Summer Reading with a Purpose

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