The Riverhead Free Library  has  been  awarded $30,000 under the New York State Public Library Construction  Grant  Program, State Senator Ken LaValle announced this week.  

The grants awarded through this program are supported by a 2009 state budget special appropriation for the construction and renovation of public libraries and library systems in New York State.

Public  library  construction grants help local libraries and library systems  build new libraries, update facilities, meet new energy standards, and  make  other improvements necessary to meet the community’s needs.  The Riverhead  Free  Library  will  use  the  funding  for  the  renovation and enlargement  of  two  bathrooms  on  the  main  level  to  make  them fully accessible.

“I am pleased that our public libraries are taking advantage of state programs  that  will  help  them  to move forward with plans to improve and enhance  the  library  experience for local patrons,” LaValle said in a press release.

“Our  public  libraries  are invaluable community resources that deserve tohave their mission supported in every way possible.”

 

 

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