The Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners (MBLC) is pleased to announce that it awarded provisional construction grant awards to the top five communities on the Massachusetts Public Library Construction Program (MPLCP) Wait List at its monthly meeting on August 7, 2014. Those communities are as follows:

Webster Chester C. Corbin Public Library $5,366,489
Woburn Woburn Public Library $9,906,275
Hopkinton Hopkinton Public Library $4,533,580
Somerville Somerville Public Library $18,100,101
Stoughton Stoughton Public Library $6,702,689

Funding for these projects was made possible through the capital bond bill, signed by Governor Deval Patrick on August 5, 2014. The bond bill authorizes a total of $151,200,000 for the highly successful Massachusetts Public Library Construction Program. “By funding library construction, the Governor and the Legislature have demonstrated their continued commitment to providing lifelong learning for every Massachusetts resident no matter where they live, how old they are, or how much money they make,” said Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners (MBLC) Chair Greg Shesko.
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