In addition to working closely with our affiliates, MBLC collaborates with partner organizations to expand the services we provide to librarians and the library community. Some current major partnerships are highlighted here; this list is not intended to be comprehensive or historical.

Boston Bruins

Since 2009, the MBLC has partnered with the Boston Bruins to increase literacy by encouraging children, teens and adults to participate in statewide summer library programs. Each summer a Boston Bruins player is featured on a special READ poster and the team comes up with a Recommended Reads list of their favorite books. Bruins mascot Blades makes special library visits and the team generously donates summer reading prizes that include in-game experiences like riding the Zamboni and high-fiving the players as they take the ice. Participation in statewide summer programming has increased 55% since 2010.

MBLC Programs: Summer Reading

Social Law Library

Social Law Library, located in Boston, provides research materials, training, continuing legal education and other services to the three branches of Massachusetts government, dues-paying members from all segments of the private bar throughout Massachusetts, as well as to legal-services organizations and law-related nonprofits in every region of the Commonwealth on a pro bono basis. Since 2017, the Social Law Library has provided free at the library access to their legal databases for all public libraries in Massachusetts. They have also partnered with the MBLC, the Massachusetts Trial Court Law Libraries, and the Court Service Centers in presenting an ongoing series of legal reference webinars tailored to public librarians. 

MBLC Programs: Statewide Databases, Continuing Education
Additional Information: Legal Reference LibGuide


 MBLC Programs: Disaster Assistance