• A Universe of Stories

    Ready to use summer materials developed with the JFK Library.

  • Summer Promo

    Ready to go summer promotion!

  • New Construction Bond Bill

    Future of the construction program

  • Trustee Institute

    Took place April 27th.


Latest activities and updates from the MBLC

May 01, 2019 - Massachusetts House Approves Budget with Increases for Libraries

On Thursday, April 23, the Massachusetts House of Representatives approved $42.7 billion in spending for FY2020. The Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners (MBLC) received a total increase of $2,195,546 in its budget over FY2019, for a total funding amount of $29,424,435. Three of the Board&#...READ MORE

April 26, 2019 - Groundbreaking Celebration in Weymouth

On March 27, 2019 residents of Weymouth gathered with local and state officials to celebrate the groundbreaking of the new Tufts Library. “It’s clear that Weymouth cares about education for the entire community,” said Les Ball, Commissioner from the Massachusetts Board of Library ...READ MORE

April 10, 2019 - Erving Breaks Ground on New Library Project

On Friday, March 29, a large crowd gathered at the future site of the Erving Public Library to celebrate its groundbreaking. The $4,933,007 project is funded in part by a $2,720,146 from the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners (MBLC) Massachusetts Public Library Construction Program (MPLCP...READ MORE

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From the MBLC Blog

Best Practice for Trustees: Massachusetts Library Laws

By Rob Favini, Head of Library Advisory and Development at the MBLC Previous blog posts have been highlighting excerpts from the Trustee Handbook focusing on laws and liability relating to libraries and library trustees. What follows is a list of laws that apply to libraries for your reference.  As you can see many of the … Continue reading Best Practice for Trustees: Massachusetts Library Laws

Libraries in the News

Long Overdue? Late Fees At Some Mass. Libraries Are Getting Canceled

On a recent Wednesday at the public library in Arlington, people diligently return their books, CDs and DVDs on time. Then, there’s Joanne Tuller. She is a delinquent book borrower. Continue Reading at WBUR  

Weymouth library groundbreaking ‘signifies era of vibrancy’

A new $33 million Tufts Library will provide patrons with dozens of computers, reliable wireless internet capabilities, additional book volumes, CDs and DVDs when it is completed in 15 months. “We are going from a tight children’s room to one that is two-and-a-half times the size,” said Robert MacLean, Weymouth Public Libraries director during a … Continue reading Weymouth library groundbreaking ‘signifies era of vibrancy’

Erving breaks ground for a new library

With shovels of dirt, the groundbreaking ceremony between the Erving Elementary School and Senior Center marked the beginning of construction for a $5.5 million public library project on Friday. Continue reading from the Greenfield Recorder