Assemblyman Steve McLaughlin (R,C,I-Troy) is pleased to announce that the New York State Library has awarded four grants to libraries in the 107th Assembly District (Columbia and Rensselaer counties). Combined, the four libraries will receive more than $143,000 in funding for capital improvement projects.
“Libraries are the center of our community. Whether for adult book clubs or children’s story times, libraries hold a special place in our hearts and I am very proud of the good work our libraries do to find new and creative ways to serve the community,” said McLaughlin. “These grants will help ensure that our libraries will continue to meet the needs of residents as they expand to include wireless access, become more environmentally friendly and accessible for more patrons.”
The four libraries receiving grants in the 107th Assembly District include Kinderhook Memorial Library, Avrilla E. Diver Memorial Library in Schaghticoke, Grafton Community Library, and Stephentown Memorial Library. Selected along with 169 other library improvement projects around the state, the projects will be funded through a $14 million capital fund appropriation from the 2015 State Budget. More information about the grants, and a complete list of awardees, can be found at: http://www.nysl.nysed.gov/libdev/info/14m_asy16.htm#a107.
Assemblyman McLaughlin represents the 107th district, which consists of parts of Rensselaer, Columbia and Washington Counties. For more information,
please visit Assemblyman McLaughlin’s Official Website