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NEWS RELEASES

Latest activities and updates from the MBLC

April 10, 2019 - Erving Breaks Ground on New Library Project

On Friday, March 29, a large crowd gathered at the future site of the Erving Public Library to celebrate its groundbreaking. The $4,933,007 project is funded in part by a $2,720,146 from the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners (MBLC) Massachusetts Public Library Construction Program (MPLCP...READ MORE

April 08, 2019 - Grafton Receives Partial Construction Award

Grafton Public Library was awarded a partial Massachusetts Public Library Construction Program (MPLCP) provisional grant totaling $460,000 at the April 4, 2019 meeting of the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners (MBLC).  The full grant amount for the project which has been on the MPLCP...READ MORE

April 01, 2019 - MBLC and JFK Library Team up to go Nationwide with Summer Partnership

"We go into space because whatever mankind must undertake, free men must fully share...I believe that this nation should commit itself to achieving the goal, before this decade is out, of landing a man on the moon and returning him safely to the earth."  --President John F. Kennedy, "Special ...READ MORE

Library Directory

From the MBLC Blog

Sturgis Library: Preserving and Sharing Barnstable’s Rich Histories

By Evan Knight, Preservation Specialist at the MBLC For ALA’s Preservation Week 2019, we are rolling-out a series called “People of Preservation,” highlighting the people taking care of interesting library collections across the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. The biggest driver of successful preservation and curation is having dedicated and knowledgeable staffs. This series is going to … Continue reading Sturgis Library: Preserving and Sharing Barnstable’s Rich Histories

Libraries in the News

Long Overdue? Late Fees At Some Mass. Libraries Are Getting Canceled

On a recent Wednesday at the public library in Arlington, people diligently return their books, CDs and DVDs on time. Then, there’s Joanne Tuller. She is a delinquent book borrower. Continue Reading at WBUR  

Weymouth library groundbreaking ‘signifies era of vibrancy’

A new $33 million Tufts Library will provide patrons with dozens of computers, reliable wireless internet capabilities, additional book volumes, CDs and DVDs when it is completed in 15 months. “We are going from a tight children’s room to one that is two-and-a-half times the size,” said Robert MacLean, Weymouth Public Libraries director during a … Continue reading Weymouth library groundbreaking ‘signifies era of vibrancy’

Erving breaks ground for a new library

With shovels of dirt, the groundbreaking ceremony between the Erving Elementary School and Senior Center marked the beginning of construction for a $5.5 million public library project on Friday. Continue reading from the Greenfield Recorder