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MBLC Celebrates 125 Years

MBLC Celebrates 125 Years

Did you know the MBLC is the oldest state library agency in the country?


The 125th anniversary of the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners fell on October 30, 2015. After the regular monthly board meeting on November 5, a special reception was held at the Massachusetts State House. As a part of the celebration, five awards in honor of the five original commissioners were given to past commissioners, state legislators, and other outstanding allies and advocates of the Commonwealth's public libraries.


This LibGuide explores our history, including world events

that took place as we grew and evolved.