Assemblyman Steve McLaughlin (R,C-Melrose) recently announced the recipients of this year’s Public Library Construction Grants. Over $34,000 have been committed for projects at local libraries, serving as sorely-needed support for facility improvements.
“Libraries provide critical educational tools, as well as access to the technology and resources that job seekers need in times of high unemployment and economic uncertainty,” said McLaughlin. “Perhaps, now more than ever, we must support our libraries in order to provide residents of all ages with the tools they need to better themselves both personally and professionally.”
The local projects include:
- $22,747 for the New Lebanon Library to upgrade the Children’s Room, which includes wall insulation, window and floor replacement, new shelving, and energy efficient lighting;
- $6,666 for the Brunswick Community Library to apply insulation to the roof to improve energy utilization and make minor repairs to rain-damaged areas; and
- $5,000 for the Kinderhook Memorial Library to renovate its Children's Room and meeting space.