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Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners Resource Guide Collection

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Information, resources, and advice for library friends groups in Massachusetts.

Massachusetts Friends of Libraries Organization

Become a member of the Massachusetts Friends of Libraries! Follow the links below to learn more about membership benefits, to become a member, and to connect with MFOL on Facebook and Twitter.
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Every year MFOL presents a Donna Forand Fantastic Friends Award to a Friends group that has done something outstanding in the past year. The Award is generally presented during a Friends Sharing With Friends event. For more information and application instructions, please see:

From the MBLC Library

If your library is part of NOBLE, you can request items from the MBLC library via the links below. If your library is not a part of NOBLE, you may use the Virtual Catalog.


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Join Our Email Discussion Group!

Join our forum for members of friends groups associated with Massachusetts public libraries to share ideas, ask questions, and post announcements.

Web Resources

Contact MBLC

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Phone: 617-725-1860 

As of March 13, 2020, the majority of MBLC staff are working remotely. 

NPR Special Series on Libraries

From Andrew Carnegie to modern makeovers, take a listen to this special series on American libraries from NPR.

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