News Releases

January 06, 2021 - FY2021 Budget Finalized

The Massachusetts House of Representatives and Senate overrode Governor Charlie Baker’s budget vetoes finalizing the FY2021 budget for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and restoring funding to the MBLC budget lines to the highest level in nearly two decades....

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January 05, 2021 - The MBLC Welcomes Commissioner Vicky Biancolo

The Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners (MBLC) is pleased to welcome Vicky Biancolo of Pittsfield who has been appointed by Governor Charles D. Baker to serve on the nine-member board....

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December 29, 2020 - Governor Appoints Conrad to Library Commission

Debby Conrad has been appointed by Governor Charles Baker to serve on the nine-member Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners (MBLC). The MBLC is responsible for library services across the Commonwealth including the Massachusetts Public Library Construction Program, federal Library Services and Technology Act gra...

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November 17, 2020 - Commissioners Approve Funding for eContent Purchases

At their November board meeting, the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners (MBLC) approved funding for grants to Automated Networks for Library eBook and Audiobook (LEA) content. This is the second year that the grant has been awarded to support the statewide lending of eContent in Massachusetts. During the pand...

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November 16, 2020 - New Space Planning Guide for Libraries

The Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners (MBLC) is pleased to announce the release of Library Space: A Planning Resource for Librarians, a guide to planning new or reconfigured public library spaces. “This space planning guide will not only help plan flexible and efficient library buildings that meet a co...

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November 16, 2020 - State Aid a Winner in Senate Budget

On November 12, 2020, the Massachusetts Senate Ways and Means Committee released their budget proposal for FY2021. As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Governor’s initial budget originally released in January has not yet been voted on, and the state has been operating on short-term budgets with level funding...

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November 16, 2020 - Building Literacy: Library Construction Podcast Reaches 1000 Downloads

The Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioner’s (MBLC) Building Literacy: Library Construction Podcast has reached over 1,000 downloads. The podcast, which started in April 2020, takes on the issues facing libraries and communities regarding library design and construction....

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November 12, 2020 - Kids “Elect” their Favorite Books

While adults turned out in record numbers for the recent election, kids of all ages were invited to go online and cast their vote for their favorite book. Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners (MBLC) tallied up the votes and winning the top position of #1 is Percy Jackson and the Olympians books....

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