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June 12, 2017 - The MBLC Wants to Know, "What's Your Four?"

Reading just four books over the summer helps kids achieve academic success, that’s why the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners (MBLC), is asking residents “What’s Your Four?” First Lady of the Commonwealth Lauren Baker has already posted her four, and many more are expected to do the s...

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June 02, 2017 - Increases for Library Lines in Final Senate Budget

On May 27, 2017 the Massachusetts State Senate passed its final version of the FY2018 budget. Included were increases to six of the line items that go directly to funding library services and resources. Not included in the final budget was funding for the Massachusetts Center for the Book (7000-9508)....

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May 30, 2017 - The MBLC “Builds a Better World” with the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum

The Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners (MBLC) is pleased to announce a new collaboration with the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library & Museum to celebrate President John F. Kennedy’s 100th birthday as part of the Library’s Centennial Celebration....

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May 16, 2017 - Library Line Items Receive Increases in Senate Ways and Means Budget

On May 16, 2017 the Senate Committee on Ways and Means announced its FY2018 budget recommendation. Included were increases to six of the line items that go directly to funding library services and resources. Not included in the recommendation was funding for the Massachusetts Center for the Book (7000-9508)....

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May 11, 2017 - Changes Give More Flexibility to State Aid Program

At its May Board Meeting, the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners (MBLC) unanimously approved changes to the State Aid to Public Libraries Program.  The program, which is voluntary, annually certifies public libraries who meet State Aid requirements. Certified libraries receive state funding that supports...

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