LSTA News Releases

July 07, 2022 - MBLC Awards Federal LSTA Grants

The Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners (MBLC) awarded Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) direct grants to public libraries at its July 7, 2022, board meeting. Federal LSTA grants are funded through the Institute of Museum and Library Services....

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May 24, 2022 - MBLC and MLS Increase Funding for Reliable Online Content

The Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners (MBLC) and the Massachusetts Library System (MLS) recently wrapped up a yearlong process to select statewide databases that provide every Massachusetts resident with trustworthy online content covering topics such as science, health, history, biographies and more. The ag...

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October 08, 2021 - Amid Growing Demand, MBLC Funds Statewide eContent

At its October board meeting, the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners (MBLC) approved $500,000 in grants to Automated Networks to purchase eContent for the Library eBook and Audiobook (LEA) program. LEA gives Massachusetts residents access to eBooks, audiobooks, and more from 377 participating libraries from a...

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July 08, 2021 - MBLC Awards Federal LSTA Grants

At its July 8, 2021, Board meeting, the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners (MBLC) awarded $350,410 in 35 grants to public and special libraries across the Commonwealth under the Federal Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) which is funded through the Institute of Museum and Library Services....

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January 29, 2021 - MBLC Supports Libraries with Community Memory Collections

The Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners (MBLC) has awarded $33,600 to eight libraries across the Commonwealth for formal assessments of their community memory collections under the Federal Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) which is funded through the Institute of Museum and Library Services....

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July 09, 2020 - MBLC Grants Support Local Library Initiatives

At its July 9, 2020 Board meeting, the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners (MBLC) awarded $454,305 in 40 grants to public, academic, and special libraries across the Commonwealth under the Federal Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) which is funded through the Institute of Museum and Library Services....

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For More Information

Robert Favini, Head of Library Advisory and Development
617-725-1860 x237
857-488-6590 (Mobile)
robert.favini@mass.gov

Amy Clayton, Administrative Coordinator
617-725-1860 x228
857-488-6408 (Mobile)
amy.clayton@mass.gov