Assemblyman Joseph Angelino (R,C,I-Norwich) is pleased to deliver $25,000 in funding to the Four County Library System to support libraries within the 122nd Assembly District. The most recent state budget allowed each legislator to submit aid requests on behalf libraries within their districts. Angelino was delighted to secure funding for 19 libraries in his district.
“Public libraries are important community hubs that ensure lifelong learning for residents of all ages. I am happy to have been able to secure $25,000 in funding to the Four County Library System, which serves the four counties of my district – Broome, Chenango, Delaware and Otsego – so it was a perfect match,” said Angelino. “Librarians and staff are always developing innovative enrichment programs, looking at incorporating new technology and services and finding ways to do more with what is available. I look forward to seeing how each library uses their funding to serve our communities well.”
The Sidney Memorial Public Library will receive $5,000. The library intends to use the funds to better connect with their youth by purchasing new technology items such as virtual reality headsets and a 3D printer.
Additionally, the following 18 libraries will receive $1,111 each for various improvement purchases or projects: Afton Free Library; Bainbridge Free Library; Deposit Free Library; Fenton Free Library; Franklin Free Library; Gilbertsville Free Library; Moore Memorial Library (Greene); Louise Adelia Read Memorial Library (Hancock); Lisle Free Library; Morris Library; New Berlin Library; Nineveh Public Library; Guernsey Memorial Library (Norwich); Oxford Memorial Library; South New Berlin Free Library; Unadilla Public Library; William B Ogden Free Library (Walton); and Mary Wilcox Memorial Library (Whitney Point).
These libraries have indicated they will use the funding for a wide range of purposes. Franklin Free Library intends to put the funds toward a program called “Celebrating Arts,” which will feature various performing and visual artists as well as authors and writers to educate children. Gilbertsville Free Library intends to replace some computers, desks, chairs, printers and scanners.