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MBLC Celebrates 125 Years


25th anniversary of the MPLCP Photo - librarians, commissioners, and stakeholders from around the state holding the construction map

The 25th anniversary of the Massachusetts Public Library Construction Program was celebrated in Worcester.

The Public Library Construction Program celebrated its 25th anniversary in a special event held at the DCU Center in Worcester. In attendance were Lieutenant Governor Timothy Murray, Worcester Mayor Joe Petty, and past and present MBLC Commissioners. Between 1987 and 2012, "the MPLCP... helped to plan and build 51 new library buildings and 126 addition/renovation or conversion projects across the state."1

What else happened in 2012?

  • Queen Elizabeth celebrated her Diamond Jubilee, her 60th year as queen.2
  • The United Nations declared 2012 "the year of the cooperative."2
  • Hurricane Sandy hit the east coast of the United States, causing damage across hundreds of miles.2

1. MBLC Annual Report, 2012.
2. 2012 - Wikipedia entry [link].