Senator John Bonacic (R/C/I – Mt. Hope), today announced that the Sidney Memorial Public Library of the Four County Library System in Delaware County has been awarded $9,606 in public library construction funds.
The grant funds are from $14 million in capital funds for public library construction provided in the 2010 State Budget. The funds will enable the Sidney Memorial Public Library to create and enclose a new emergency exit; restore a wall and staircase; add a drive-up book return and provide a vapor, water and insulation barrier to prevent energy loss.
“Libraries are an important asset to our communities. Maintaining the public library system in all communities should be a priority. Libraries are a priceless resource to our communities and should not be forgotten. They not only need to be preserved, but to continue to be growing thriving institutions,” said Senator Bonacic.