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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