State Sen. Terrence Murphy announced he has procured $80,000 in aid for local libraries.
This money is in addition to the more than $25,000 in construction grants he secured for public libraries in the 40th district.
Murphy said: "Literacy is perhaps the most beautiful gift you can give ... Benjamin Franklin said 'either write something worth reading or do something worth writing,' and I hope today we've done something worthwhile that can help everyone in the community from children, teens, adults and seniors benefit from the programs in their local library."
The libraries that will benefit are Dutchess County Pawling Free Library ($5,000), Beekman Library ($2,500), Putnam County Mahopac Public Library ($10,000), Brewster Public Library ($7,500), Reed Memorial Library ($5,000), Patterson Library ($2,500), Westchester County John C. Hart Memorial Library ($7,500), Chappaqua School District Library ($5,000), Hendrick Hudson Free Library ($5,000), Lewisboro Library ($5,000), Mount Kisco Public Library ($5,000), Mount Pleasant Public Library ($5,000), Somers Library ($5,000), Croton Free Library ($2,500), Pound Ridge Library District ($2,500), Ruth Keeler Memorial Library ($2,500) and The Field Library ($2,500).
Cindy Rubino, director of the Lewisboro Library said, "We are extraordinarily grateful to Senator Terrence Murphy for his strong advocacy on behalf of area libraries.
The money will be used to upgrade or replace computer equipment, defray costs for library services, and for basic improvements such as an emergency generator.
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