North Tonawanda Public Library Wins State Grant

February 29, 2008

Assemblyman Robin Schimminger said today that hes been notified by the State Education Department that the North Tonawanda Public Library has been awarded $46,177 in public library construction funds. The state funds will enable the library to reconstruct the circulation area and acquire new computers for circulation security.

The grant funds are from a special allocation of $14 million in capital funds for public library construction provided by the State Legislature in the 2007-2008 State Budget.

Public library construction grants help local libraries and library systems to build new libraries, create additions, update electrical wiring to accommodate computer technology, meet standards of energy efficiency, renovate facilities to provide wheelchair accessible entrances and lavatories to provide full accessibility to library users with disabilities, and provide meeting rooms to accommodate community needs.