Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Library Updates from the MBLC

Massachusetts Libraries ~ Inform, Empower, Inspire
Update: December 23, 2008

Gates Foundation Awards $6.9 Million to Improve Library Internet Connectivity. Massachusetts among states to receive grant funds.

All Aboard! Young and old alike enjoy Yarmouth's annual Polar Express tradition. Watch this fun video:

Dickens Online. Through digitization, WPI's Gordon Library is sharing Dickens' work in its original form. Hear more about this fantastic project through this report on PRI's The World |
View the actual original serial ~ This project is made possible by a grant from the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services administered by the MBLC.

When school lets out early, kids hang out at the library!
If you're one of those old-timers who still believe that a public library means books and maybe some out-of-date magazines, you've got another thing coming. "Kids aren't reading less these days they are reading different things," said Deborah Dowson, young adult librarian at the Groton Public Library.

Energy grants given to towns ~ Greenfield and Holland to use funds on library projects.

My Haverhill: The keepers of Haverhill's history ...the writers point out the unique system in Haverhill where contributions and private income supply all of the books and other material and where part of the money raised through calendar sales makes it possible for the Haverhill library to function at a much lower cost to the city government than most libraries in the country.

~ Celeste Bruno, Communications Specialist, Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners

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