LIVINGSTON COUNTY – The Pioneer Library System announces that New York State legislators awarded New York State Library Construction Aid Grants to nine of the System’s member libraries, including Nunda and Avon’s libraries.
According to a press release from the Pioneer Library System, the $512,365.00 grant will aid over $1 million in construction projects the Stevens Memorial Community Library (Attica), Avon Free Library, Geneva Public Library, Wood Library Association (Canandaigua), Red Creek Free Library, Perry Public Library, Wolcott Civic Free Library, Warsaw Public Library and Bell Memorial Library (Nunda).
“Our state legislators understand that public libraries are a critical part of the region’s educational network,” said Lauren Moore, Executive Director of the Pioneer Library System. “By investing in these library construction projects, they are investing in long-term future of libraries and the communities they serve. We are incredibly grateful to our Senators and Assemblymembers for their steadfast support of libraries.”
The grants will fund important library building projects that will increase accessibility, expand library services, and improve efficiency.
The Pioneer Library System is a New York State-chartered cooperative library network, providing cost-saving shared services to the 42 small and rural public libraries in Ontario, Wayne, Wyoming, and Livingston counties. Community members have access to many educational resources through the Library System. Anyone can visit www.owwl.org for 24/7 access to library resources.
Funding was awarded by Senator Young, Senator Helming, Senator Gallivan, Assembly Minority Leader Kolb, Assemblyman Oaks, Assemblyman Errigo, and Assemblyman DiPietro.