Local Libraries Receive State Aid

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Assemblywoman Sandy Galef announced today that the Library Construction Grants have been approved, and that three public libraries in her Assembly District are set to receive awards totaling $123,994.

The Field Library in Peekskill will receive $45,326 to finance broadband and electrical wiring for an internal expansion.

The Hendrick Hudson Free Library in Montrose has been awarded $55,256 to upgrade the concrete sidewalks and curbing and add heating cables to the entrance for safer access during winter.

The Desmond Fish Library in Garrison will receive $23,412 to create a Reading Garden and ADA-accessible paths to enhance use of grounds and educate the public about natural habitats and sustainable initiatives.

A total of $14 million has been awarded across 135 New York public libraries.  Assemblywoman Galef said, “Libraries provide so much to our communities: they are a place to learn, a place to gather, and a place to share ideas.  I am proud to support aid for library construction to enable these important spaces to continue to flourish.”

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