Assemblywoman Russell: Local Libraries to Receive State Funding For Needed Improvements
March 9, 2010
Assemblywoman Addie J. Russell (D-Theresa) announced that the state has awarded more than $85,000 for infrastructure improvements to libraries throughout the North Country under the 2009-10 Public Library Grant Award initiative. “Usage in our libraries is up during this current recession,” Russell said. “More and more families are taking advantage of the services offered at our local libraries because they are a free, family friendly, educational and recreational resource.” The awards include:
- $43,800 to the Ogdensburg Public Library for the replacement and reconstruction of a part of the roof and rehabilitation of 2 chimneys;
- $20,800 to the Bodman Memorial Library for the construction of a new ADA-compliant ramp, bathroom and door, as well as a larger children’s area and new teen area;
- $13,750 to the Potsdam Public Library for the replacement of part of the roof; and
- $7,300 to the Canton Free Library for the replacement of the roof, replacement of windows and installation of a new front door.