Chautauqua County Awarded Library Funding Grants

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FREWSBURG – Nearly a half-a-dozen local libraries across Chautauqua County are getting a financial boost from a state grant.

Senator George Borrello and Assmeblyman Andy Goodell announced the news this week.







The two Albany lawmakers say five libraries from the Chautauqua-Cattaraugus Library System were awarded over $300,000 in state Public Library Construction Grants to assist with renovation and construction projects.

The funding, the lawmakers explain, aim to enable libraries to better meet the needs of their patrons by increasing accessibility and modernizing facilities while reducing operating costs.







Specifically, the Dunkirk Public Library received $129,631, the Myers Memorial Library received $128,022, Patterson Library received $19,292, Ripley Public Library received $24,750 and Sinclairville Free Library received $6,942.

The awards are from $14 million in capital funds allocated by the Legislature for public library construction and renovation as part of last year’s state budget.













 

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