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Designing Libraries for a Pandemic
Sample Library Reopening Plans from 2020
Sample Library Pandemic Plans
MBLC Library Information
Emergency State Aid Policy Changes FY 2021
On January 7, 2021 Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners (MBLC) unanimously voted to adjust policies to the State Aid to Public Libraries program. This is in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on the Commonwealth’s municipal libraries, staff, Trustees, and patrons.
Report Your Library Status and Services to MBLC
MA Public Libraries -- Please complete the form below. You should resubmit this form each time there is an update in your library operations, e.g, hours or services offered. You may also contact MBLC with information about library closures, reductions in hours, and program cancellations.
All MA Libraries -- If there is a change in your hours, please update the information in the MBLC Library Directory, which is accessible to the public.
MBLC Statewide Library Directory (for the public)
Update your information, including COVID-19 status, in the Statewide Library Directory. Share your status (e.g. closed, curbside, open with restrictions), and provide the best points of contact for your library right now, as well as additional information aimed at the public. For more information, contact: email@example.com
Resources provided are for informational purposes only, not specifically endorsed by MLS, and not meant to substitute for advice from a medical or public health professional.