Senator Saland Announces Grants For Dutchess County Libraries

Stephen M. Saland

September 10, 2008

Among the libraries receiving technology grants through the additional funding secured by Senator Saland are:

Blodgett Memorial Library                      $9,310
Clinton Community Library                     $8,342
East Fishkill Community Library            $11,591
Greater Poughkeepsie Library District   $18,676
Grinnell Library District                         $11,694
Howland Public Library                         $11,643
Hyde Park Free Library                        $10,296
LaGrange Library                                   $5,986
Millbrook Free Library                           $8,452
Pleasant Valley Free Library                   $9,103
Staatsburg Library District                      $8,287
Stanford Free Library                             $8,272
Starr Library                                          $8,907
Tivoli Free Library                                 $7,913

Senator Saland has previously announced $51,200 in capital improvement grants for the following libraries:

LaGrange Library                     $4,000
Morton Memorial Library       $40,000
Red Hook Public Library          $7,200

“In addition to our homes and schools, libraries provide a strong foundation for learning for our communities,” said Senator Saland. “I am very pleased to have secured this additional funding for technology and capital improvements for local libraries, “ he continued. “Students and adults who utilize these libraries will reap the benefits of these additional resources for years to come,” said Senator Saland.

“Thanks to Senator Saland, this grant will allow us to transform ground floor space of our building by installing a new floor with radiant heating while maintaining the historic nature of our structure,” stated Joanne Meyer, Director of the Morton Memorial Library.

“Once again Senator Saland demonstrates his commitment to public libraries at a time when the demand for library services and materials is growing rapidly.,” stated Matthew Pfisterer, Director of the Grinnell Library. “These funds will help public libraries continue to provide much needed support to our local communities,” Mr. Pfisterer concluded.