Finch Announces Library Grant Awards For 126th Assembly District

June 19, 2014

Assemblyman Gary D. Finch (R,C,I-Springport) is pleased to announce the recipients of four public library construction grants allocated to the 126th District. The funds came from a $14 million capital fund for library construction and improvement that Finch helped negotiate into the 2012-2013 Enacted State Budget.

A voracious reader, Finch is thrilled that the libraries will be receiving some essential support.

“From the cuneiform archives of ancient Sumer to the magnificent New York State Public Library System, society’s libraries have proven to be a consistent treasure of communal expression and enlightenment. I am so pleased to deliver this funding to Central New York’s passionate readers and writers,” said Finch.

The awards were allocated as follows:

-Aurora Free Library: $26,307

This grant will facilitate access to the library through replacement of the exterior walkways and installation of an interior stair chair for those with disabilities.

-Seymour Public Library: $36,642

The Seymour Library District plans to renovate the western portion of its existing library roof for building conservation.

-Smyrna Public Library: $18,746

The Smyrna Public Library plans to modify its doors, staircase, flooring and shelving to create space for computer users and plumbing weatherization.

-Maxwell Memorial Library: $6,300

This grant will be used to improve the handicapped-accessible entry by adding an automatic door opener and wireless push panels to the existing door. The library also plans to replace damaged slabs on its wheelchair ramp.