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NEWS RELEASES

Latest activities and updates from the MBLC

August 20, 2019 - MBLC Mourns the Loss of Gregor Trinkaus-Randall

The MBLC is mourning the loss of former Preservation Specialist Gregor Trinkaus-Randall, who worked at the Board for over 30 years and became nationally and internationally recognized for his work in preservation and disaster preparedness. MBLC Chairman Roland Ochsenbien said, “Gregor’s...READ MORE

August 13, 2019 - Bruins Award Summer Reading Prizes

As part of the tenth anniversary of the Boston Bruins partnership with the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners, the Bruins awarded special prizes to participants in the statewide summer library program. Prizes included game experiences including riding the Zamboni, high-fiving the players ...READ MORE

August 12, 2019 - Library Funding Exceeds Legislative Ask

On Wednesday, July 31, 2019, Governor Charlie Baker signed the FY2020 Massachusetts state budget which includes increases to six of the line items overseen by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners (MBLC), and level funding for the Massachusetts Center for the Book (7000-9508). The Legisl...READ MORE

Library Directory

From the MBLC Blog

Commonwealth Catalog to Undergo Scheduled Upgrade

UPDATE 8/6/2019: The Commonwealth Catalog upgrade has been postponed. We will update this post accordingly once we know the new date of the upgrade. On August 9, 2019, beginning at 5pm, the Commonwealth Catalog will be taken down for a scheduled upgrade. The new version will bring improvements to help users find books and materials … Continue reading Commonwealth Catalog to Undergo Scheduled Upgrade

Libraries in the News

Your Local Library May Have A New Offering In Stock: A Resident Social Worker

Trish doesn’t have many places to turn. She’s living at her elderly father’s home without a job because she can’t afford the care he needs. And every day she says the balance sheet seems stained with more red ink. Continue reading on NPR

Medford to start work on new $34 million library

Medford is preparing to begin construction of a $34 million public library that officials said will allow them to meet a longstanding need for more space and improved facilities. In October, contractors are set to begin demolishing the existing 60-year-old library to make way for the new 44,000-square-foot facility, to be built on the same … Continue reading Medford to start work on new $34 million library

Fall River library goes from sharing books to sharing bikes

As regional planning officials work to attract the kinds of bike share companies that have thrived in larger cities such as Boston and Providence in recent years, Fall River Public Library has set a plan of its own in motion. Read more on the Herald News website