Local Libraries Receive State Grants | Local news


Libraries in the Four County Library System will receive $ 25,000 in state funding, MP Joseph Angelino, R-Norwich, announced on Monday, December 20.

The most recent state budget allowed individual legislators to submit requests for assistance on behalf of libraries in their district.

“Public libraries are important community hubs that provide lifelong learning for residents of all ages. I’m glad I was able to secure $ 25,000 in funding for the Four County Library System, which serves all four counties in my district – Broome, Chenango, Delaware and Otsego – so it was a perfect match, ”said Angelino. , which represents the 122nd Assembly District, in a press release. “Librarians and staff are always developing innovative enrichment programs, looking to incorporate new technologies and services, and finding ways to do more with what is available. I look forward to seeing how each library uses its funding to serve our communities well.

The Sidney Memorial Public Library will receive $ 5,000, the statement said, which will be used by the library “to better connect with their young people by purchasing new technological items such as virtual reality headsets and a 3D printer.”

In addition, the following 18 libraries will each receive $ 1,111 for various purchases or improvement projects: Afton Free Library; Bainbridge Free Library; Free depository library; Fenton Free Library; Franklin Free Library; Gilbertsville Free Library; Moore Memorial Library in Greene; Louise Adelia Read Memorial Library in Hancock); Lisle free library; Morris Library; New Berlin Library; Nineveh Public Library; Guernsey Memorial Library in Norwich; Oxford Memorial Library; Free Library of the South of the New Town of Berlin; Unadilla Public Library; William B. Ogden Free Library in Walton; and the Mary Wilcox Memorial Library at Whitney Point.

According to the statement, Franklin Free Library intends to direct the funds to a program called “Celebrating Arts,” which will feature various performing and visual artists as well as authors and writers to educate children, while Gilbertsville Free Library plans to replace some computers, desks, chairs, printers and scanners.


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