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MBLC Grant

The Belmont Library was awarded a $7.5 million grant from the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners (MBLC) in October, 2012 for a new library project estimated at $18.5 million. The Library Trustees returned the grant funding in June, 2013 due to a vote by the Belmont School Committee which would not allow for a transfer of high school land to be used as the site for the new library.

The Library is considering reapplying for another MBLC grant round in the future.

ABout the Foundation

The Belmont Library Foundation (BLF) exists to promote the construction and endowment of a new public library in Belmont. More about BLF...



The need for a new library

It's all about space. The current main library building is simply too small to offer all the services that Belmont demands. Our circulation figures continue to be among the highest in the Commonwealth. Read more about the need and the benefits of a new building.

We're involved in a new grant round, which will fund up to 50% of the cost of a new library for Belmont. (That's more than the previous grant would have provided.)



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