The State Education Department awarded $24 million in state aid to 230 public libraries statewide for construction and renovation projects, according to a release.
These funds help libraries construct new buildings, create additions, update electrical wiring and computer technology among other needs.
Public libraries may apply for an award that could fund up to 75 percent of a project. Project activities eligible for awards include financing construction of new library buildings, construction of additions to existing buildings, and the renovation or rehabilitation of existing space, a release continues.
Among the larger awards in the Mid-York Library System, the Frankfort Free Library was awarded $86,715 for the addition of accessibility features to the main entrance; the Oneida Public Library received $85,306 for electrical work in a new facility; and the Dunham Public Library in Whitesboro will receive 99,321 to construct a new entrance with security features and replace an HVAC system.
To see the full list of awards, broken down by region, visit: http://www.nysl.nysed.gov/libdev/construc/24m_pls18.htm