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MBLC Authorizes Library Construction Grant Round – 5/3/16

 “We’re sometimes asked whether libraries are still necessary in this digital age,” said MBLC Chair Mary AnnCluggish.  “The answer is an overwhelming ‘yes.’  Libraries are busier than ever assisting residents with job searches, teaching residents to use new technology or simply providing the only free space where everyone in a community can continue their education.”  Attendance at library programs across the Commonwealth has increased 42% over the past decade and library visits have increased 26%.”

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ALA Releases the “State of America’s Libraries” report – April 2016

“Libraries today are less about what they have for people and more about what they do for and with people. Library professionals promote opportunities for individuals and progress for communities. Libraries of all kinds add value in five key areas (the E’s of Libraries): education, employment, entrepreneurship, empowerment, and engagement. They are advancing the legacy of reading and developing a digitally inclusive society.”

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