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What’s happening in Massachusetts libraries

April 28, 2017 - Webster Breaks Ground on New Library Building

On April 4, 2017, Webster residents, officials, and librarians gathered as they broke ground on construction of their brand new library. The project is funded in part by a $7,567,411 grant through the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners (MBLC) Massachusetts Public Library Construction Prog...READ MORE

April 28, 2017 - James Lonergan named New MBLC Director

The Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners (MBLC) is pleased to announce James Lonergan as its new Director. “It is with great pleasure that we welcome James to the MBLC,” said Mary Ann Cluggish, MBLC Chair. “His depth of knowledge and understanding of how libraries work com...READ MORE

April 27, 2017 - House Adopts FY2018 Budget

On Tuesday, April 25, the Massachusetts House of Representatives adopted its version of the FY2018 state spending bill. Included in the final version of the budget was increased funding for four library line items and the addition of funding for the Massachusetts Center for the Book. State Aid to R...READ MORE

From the MBLC Blog

A Little History Lesson

The Library: a World History came out a few years ago and I did a blog post to the short-lived MBLC Construction Blog in January of 2014. I wanted to share it here because it was such a great read. The book was written by James W.P. Campbell, with photographs by Will Pryce. I saw … Continue reading A Little History Lesson

Revolutionary History at a Massachusetts Library

On April 18, 1775, Paul Revere took his famous ride through Middlesex County warning the residents that British troops were marching west towards Lexington and Concord. The following day, the American Revolution began with battles fought in those two towns. We remember that famous date and year on the 3rd Monday of April, now known … Continue reading Revolutionary History at a Massachusetts Library

It’s Always Baseball Season at Massachusetts Libraries

Opening Day is getting so close you can start to feel it; the days are getting longer, the snow is melting, and the air is getting warmer. Pretty soon we’ll be back to the pennant race, but for now there is still more time to wait until the first pitch. To fill this gap, you … Continue reading It’s Always Baseball Season at Massachusetts Libraries

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