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Advocating for all the libraries in Western Massachusetts. Friends of WMRLS and the Western Massachusetts Library Club joined to create this new group.


Western Massachusetts Library Advocates (WMLA) is committed to promoting the
best in contemporary library service based on the unique resources and needs of
libraries in Berkshire, Franklin, Hampshire, and Hampden counties.


Promote library services and librarianship in western Massachusetts

Inform legislators, local and state officials of critical issues affecting western Massachusetts libraries

Advocate for essential library funding

Provide accessible educational and networking opportunities for librarians and library workers in western Massachusetts.

General Information

Western Massachusetts Library Advocates is incorporated as a private, non-profit 501(c)3 organization and is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors. Continuing the work of the Friends of the Western Massachusetts Regional Library System and the Western Massachusetts Library Club, a legacy that began in 1898.

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