Senator Steve Saland (R,I,C Poughkeepsie), Chairman of the New York State Senate Education Committee, today announced that the Morton Memorial Library and Community House in Rhinecliff has been awarded $37, 600 in public library construction funds. The funds will enable the Morton Library to make facility upgrades and improvements.
"In addition to our homes and schools, libraries provide a strong foundation for learning in our communities," said Senator Saland. "As our community libraries respond to the needs of time, there is a growing need to upgrade and renovate these facilities. I am pleased to announce this important capital funding for the Morton Library, and I hope for years to come, children and adults alike will reap the benefits of an improved learning center."
This grant was made available by a $14 million capital fund for public library construction provided by the New York State Legislature in the 2006-07 State Budget.