New York Libraries Received $ 14 Million in State Aid, Here’s How Local Libraries Spend The Money



(WBNG) – The New York State legislature and executive have provided $ 14 million in state aid funding for library construction projects.

Libraries could apply for a building allowance that would fund up to 75% of a project. In total, state aid for library construction has supported 135 public library and public library system projects across New York State, including several in the Southern Tier.

Here are some of the libraries that are getting help and what they intend to use the money for:

  • Broome County Public Library – $ 39,000 – This project will replace obsolete analog security cameras with digital cameras. Additional cameras will be added to provide more coverage.
  • Free Fenton Library – $ 9,000 – Installation of automatic locks in the three main level entrances and installation of a UV module to the existing HVAC system.
  • George F. Johnson Memorial Library – $ 108,000 – The roof of the library will be renovated. An EPDM membrane will be placed on the current roof. The wet insulation of the roof will be replaced with new insulation.
  • Mary Wilcox Memorial Library – $ 15,000 – Installation of a ductless heating / cooling system on the second floor.
  • Sidney Memorial Public Library – $ 33,000 – This project involves renovating the library parking lot, which has not been remodeled for over 15 years.

You can read the full list of libraries that have received help in go to this link.

The funds come from part of the 2020-2021 state budget.


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