Construction News Releases

August 14, 2008 - Construction Grants Awarded to 31 Public Libraries

MBLC awards close to $95 Million in Provisional Construction Grants...

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September 05, 2008 - Green Incentives Available for Library Construction

Massachusetts Libraries are going green with the help of the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners (MBLC). At the Board’s monthly meeting on September 4, 2008, the Commissioners approved a “Green Library Incentive.” This incentive encourages the recipients of the Massachusetts Public Library Co...

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February 12, 2015 - Reading Breaks Ground on New Library

The Reading community recently gathered with local and state officials to celebrate the groundbreaking of the Reading Public Library addition/renovation project....

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May 20, 2015 - Everett's Shute Memorial Library Branch Reopens

On May 7, 2015, hundreds of Everett residents gathered at the rededication of the newly renovated Shute Memorial Library. Commissioner Carol B. Caro from the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners (MBLC) congratulated residents on their newly renovated space. She spoke about the importance of branch libraries and...

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June 01, 2015 - Five Libraries Receive Green Funding

Library projects in the Massachusetts Public Library Construction Program that attain LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certification are receiving additional funding from the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners (MBLC)....

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July 09, 2015 - MBLC Awards $7.8 Million in Construction Grants

The Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners (MBLC) is pleased to announce that it has awarded General Construction Provisional Grants to two communities as part of the Massachusetts Public Library Construction Program (MPLCP). Those communities are:...

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September 10, 2015 - Scituate Public Library Breaks Ground

On September 1, excited residents of the town of Scituate gathered as the Scituate Public Library broke ground on its renovation and expansion project. The project will add 7,000 square feet of space and update the current library building....

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October 06, 2015 - Salisbury Opens New Library Building

On Friday, October 2, the wait ended for the people of Salisbury as they cut the ribbon on their brand new library. The original 1956 building was demolished and replaced with a new modern facility in the same location, increasing the space from 3,047 to 16,027 square feet....

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June 05, 2014 - Nearly $1 Million Awarded for Planning and Design

On June 5, 2014, the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners (MBLC) voted to award provisional planning and design grants totaling $959,425 to twenty communities across the Commonwealth. The grants are part of the MBLC's state-funded Massachusetts Public Library Construction Program (MPLCP)....

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March 15, 2016 - Hopkinton Breaks Ground on New Library Building

On March 11, 2016, residents and officials gathered to celebrate the groundbreaking of the new construction project that will renovate and expand the Hopkinton Public Library. The project will take the library from 5,783 square feet to over 22,000 square feet and will include a new conference room, a multipurpose and p...

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May 05, 2016 - MBLC Authorizes Library Construction Grant Round

At its May 5, 2016 Board Meeting, the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners (MBLC) authorized  the 2016-2017 Library Construction Grant round under the Massachusetts Public Library Construction Program (MPLCP).  Many public libraries struggle to meet the growing demand for library services in buildings...

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May 15, 2016 - Framingham Dedicates the Christa McAuliffe Branch

On May 15, Framingham residents joined local and state officials to celebrate the dedication of the new Christa McAuliffe Branch Library. Lisa Bristol, Christa McAuliffe's sister, spoke about her sister's love for learning and exploration that inspired others and led the Framingham native to be selected for NASA's firs...

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April 02, 2016 - West Springfield Dedicates New Library

On April 2, West Springfield residents celebrated the dedication of the newly renovated and expanded West Springfield Public Library....

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July 05, 2016 - Edgartown Cuts the Ribbon on New Library

On Saturday, June 25, residents and officials gathered to celebrate the ribbon cutting of the brand new Edgartown Public Library. The $13,489,552 project was funded in part by a $5,002,139 grant from the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners (MBLC) through the Massachusetts Public Library Construction Program (M...

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October 27, 2016 - Reading Cuts Ribbon On New Library Building

It was standing room only at the grand opening of the brand new Reading Public Library as residents flocked to see the renovated building for the first time. After two years of being housed in a temporary space, the expanded library was a welcome sight for patrons young and old....

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February 17, 2017 - Eastham Residents Welcome New Library

On February 4, 2017, the residents of Eastham gathered to dedicate their brand new library. The two and a half year project cost $9,154,842 to complete, and was funded in part by a $4,331,923 Massachusetts Public Library Construction Program grant from the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners (MBLC)....

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February 23, 2017 - Library Renovation and Expansion Begins in Sherborn

On January 28, 2017 Sherborn residents gathered with local and state officials to celebrate the groundbreaking of the new Sherborn Library....

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April 28, 2017 - Webster Breaks Ground on New Library Building

On April 4, 2017, Webster residents, officials, and librarians gathered as they broke ground on construction of their brand new library. The project is funded in part by a $7,567,411 grant through the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners (MBLC) Massachusetts Public Library Construction Program. This project has...

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July 13, 2017 - Baker-Polito Administration awards $67 Million in Construction Grants through MBLC

NEEDHAM – July 13, 2017 – Today, the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners (MBLC) awarded nine communities Provisional Construction Grants through the state-funded Massachusetts Public Library Construction Program (MPLCP). Twenty-four other communities have been placed on a waitlist and will receive ...

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For More Information

Rosemary Waltos, Library Building Specialist
617-725-1860, x246

rosemary.waltos@state.ma.us

Lauren Stara, Library Building Specialist
617-725-1860, x245

lauren.stara@state.ma.us