Bonacic: State Funding Will Assist Ulster County Libraries

John J. Bonacic

September 14, 2006

State Senator John J. Bonacic (R/C - Mount Hope) announced today he secured $75,000 in State funding that will be shared by fifteen libraries in Ulster County. The aid can be used by the libraries to make capital improvements or purchase equipment. Each library will receive $5,000.

"Libraries are more than just repositories of books; they are vital community centers. I am pleased to continue to assist our libraries," stated Senator Bonacic.

Since taking office as a State Senator in 1999, Senator Bonacic has worked successfully to obtain over $2 million in State funding for the libraries in his District. The libraries which will receive funding this year include: Hurley, Ulster, Elting (New Paltz), Phoenicia, Morton Memorial (Pine Hill), Rosendale, Saugerties, Stone Ridge, West Hurley, Olive, Woodstock, Cragsmoor, Ellenville, Gardiner, and Wallkill Public Library in Shawangunk.

Senator Bonacic has also secured library funding for other parts of the 42nd Senate District including libraries in Delaware, Orange and Sullivan Counties.

"Libraries can always use new technology and upgrade their facilities to better serve the public. I am hopeful that this added State aid will help libraries meet some of the unique needs their communities face. I will continue to support and advocate for the libraries in our Senate District," Senator Bonacic concluded.