Johnsburg library acquires funds

NORTH CREEK - The Town of Johnsburg library has received a state grant.

Sen. Betty Little and Assemblywoman Teresa Sayward announced the award.

The library will receive $18,430 for installation of new rear door and construction of new ramp from the parking lot to rear entry.

"The Town of Johnsburg Library is very grateful for the continued support from Sen. Betty Little and Assemblywoman Teresa Sayward," said Susan Schmidt. "This construction grant enables the library to offer our patrons a safe entrance and exit to the rear parking lot by adding a lighted vestibule and safe walkway that will also meet the needs of handicapped individuals who wish to access the library. Our community continues to thrive with economic growth and development and it is important for our library to maintain its high standards to better serve our growing population."

The library construction grants are made available through a $14 million capital fund approved last year as part of the 2008-09 state budget. More than 40 percent of the approximately 1,000 public library buildings throughout New York are over 60 years old.

"During tough economic times, more people turn to libraries for information and entertainment," said Little. "It's important our libraries are current, easy to use, energy efficient and above all, safe. The awarding of these grants is good news."

"Libraries are invaluable public resources for our communities," said Sayward. "I am pleased that our local libraries will be able to update and repair their facilities so that they can better serve the families and children of the North Country."

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