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MPLF Mission

The Medford Public Library Foundation generates financial support and stewards private funds to enrich the mission and vision of the Charlotte & William Bloomberg Medford Public Library for the community. The MPLF’s support is focused on Public Programming, Special Collections, Technological Innovation, Youth Services, and Adult learning.

MPLF History

In the summer of 2018, The Medford Public Library Foundation (MPLF), a 501(c)(3) organization was established to solicit, manage and monitor private funds raised for the construction, outfitting, maintenance and operation of the Medford Public Library. The organization works in collaboration with the Office of the Mayor of the City of Medford, Medford Library Trustees, and the Friends of the Medford Public Library.


The MPLF is governed by a Board of Directors. Its registered number with the IRS is 83-1522957


The MPLF began accepting tax deductible contributions in May 2019.

In June, 2023, the MPLF Board of Directors revised the mission of the organization. The MPLF will continue to operate as the non-profit arm of the library with the above mission.

Naming the New Medford Library

Naming the New Medford Library

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NEW YORK, NY and MEDFORD, MA – August 18, 2020

Bloomberg Philanthropies and the Medford Public Library Foundation today announced that the new public library being constructed in the City of Medford will be named the Charlotte and William Bloomberg Medford Public Library in honor of Michael Bloomberg and Marjorie Bloomberg Tiven’s parents, who lived in Medford for 65 years.


Michael Bloomberg has made a $3 million gift toward the construction of the new public library in his hometown, recognizing the essential role it plays in the community. The Charlotte and William Bloomberg Medford Public Library is slated to open in the fall of 2021.

MEDFORD, MA - August 25, 2022

When patrons enter the new Charlotte & William Bloomberg Medford Public Library, they will find a space in the library that is not typical for libraries. Due to a generous and visionary gift from the Foundation Trust, the library has a specially furnished counseling room that is available for one-on-one counseling sessions, interviews, or private meetings.


MEDFORD, MA - May 17, 2021 - We got a Cummings Grant!

Thank you to the Cummings Foundation for the community grant, which will outfit our new Makerspace & enable community discovery! There will be 3D Pens, Bristlebots, Tacky Glue, and Modeling Clay. There will be Cubelets, Cutting Mats, and Decorative Paper Packs. There will be a Button Maker, a 3D Printer, a Laser cutter, a Soldering Station, a Large Format Printer & MORE!

MEDFORD, MA - January 6, 2022
Medford Trascript, WickedLocal

"The building, constructed to be a Net Zero structure, is the first library to achieve that status in Massachusetts and is also rated a LEED Silver (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design)."

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