2018 News Releases

May 11, 2018 - Senate Funds Five Line Items to the Amount Requested

On Thursday, May 10, the Senate Committee on Ways and Means released their FY2019 budget. Five of the seven budget line items overseen by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners (MBLC) received the funding request by the Board in the FY2019 Legislative Agenda. The Massachusetts Center for the Book (7000-9508) ...

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April 26, 2018 - Eastham Public Library Receives Library Building Award

The Eastham Public Library has been selected as one of six recipients of the 2018 American Institute of Architects (AIA) and American Library Association (ALA) Library Building Award for the design of their new building. Eastham is the third Massachusetts Public Library Construction Program (MPLCP) grant recipient to w...

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April 12, 2018 - Massachusetts Libraries are Top Collectors for PJ Drive

Massachusetts libraries collected donated pajamas throughout February and March as part of the annual Boston Bruins PJ Drive. 2018 marked the 11th year of the drive, and the second year of participation by the Department of Children and Families Wonderfund. The drive also benefited Cradles to Crayons who have been a pa...

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April 12, 2018 - Requested Funding Given to Some Library Line Items

On Wednesday, April 11, the House Committee on Ways and Means released their $40.99 billion FY2019 budget, proposing a 3.1% increase in state spending. Three of the budget line items overseen by the MBLC were funded at the amount requested in the FY2019 legislative agenda. Two of the budget lines received a 1% increase...

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February 05, 2018 - State Aid Awarded to 344 Libraries

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. FY2018 State Aid program grants total more than $9 million and were awarded to all of the 344 public libraries that applie...

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February 05, 2018 - Robert Favini to Head up MBLC's LSTA and Trustee Programs

The Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners (MBLC) is pleased to announce Robert Favini as the new Head of Public Library Advisory and Development. He will work with library trustees and friends, and will head up the Library Services Technology Act (LSTA) grants and programs. “Rob’s diverse experience ...

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February 01, 2018 - Erving and Monterey Awarded Construction Grants

At their February 1, 2018 board meeting, the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners awarded provisional construction grant awards to the Erving Public Library in the amount of $2,720,146, and the Monterey Library in the amount of $1,855,675. Both libraries were placed on the construction waiting list during the J...

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January 31, 2018 - Libraries support the Annual Bruins PJ Drive

The Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners is once again teaming up with the Boston Bruins for the 11th Annual PJ Drive to benefit DCF Wonderfund and Cradles to Crayons. The Boston Bruins PJ Drive runs from February 1 through March 15, 2018. Libraries across the Commonwealth will be collecting new pairs of pajama...

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January 24, 2018 - Governor Baker Releases Budget Proposal

Today Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker released his $40.9 billion FY2019 budget, proposing a 2.6% increase in state spending. Three of the seven budget line items overseen by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners (MBLC) received a 1% increase, one received an increase slightly less than 1% and the rest w...

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