Assemblymember Cahill Announces $50,000 Grant for the Kingston Library

November 17, 2004

Assemblymember Kevin A. Cahill (D-Ulster and Dutchess Counties) has announced that the Kingston Library will receive $50,000 through the New York State Assembly Community Capital Assistance Program (CCAP). This grant will be used to aid in the cost of repairs to the Kingston Library roof. Resources for the CCAP program come from bond proceeds and must be used for a capital work or purpose such as construction, renovation or rehabilitation of a new or existing structure or property.

"As a lifelong supporter of libraries and literacy, I have a great appreciation for the needs of area residents and how well they are met when they visit their local library. They are the foundation of our education system and make it possible for all New Yorkers to be life-long learners," Assemblymember Cahill said. "The needed construction at the Kingston Public Library will provide for the future safety and stability of this unparalleled educational facility and ensure its continued use," he concluded.

"I was impressed by the ability of Assemblymember Cahill and his staff to listen to the Library’s request for a crucially needed repair, and then to follow through with results," said Bruce George, Director of the Kingston Library. "Mr. Cahill’s actions demonstrate his commitment to sustaining the Library’s mission and to preserving this valuable community resource," Mr. George concluded.