Amherst, NY– State Senator Michael H. Ranzenhofer has announced today $36,000 in state funding for public libraries throughout the Town of Amherst.
“From summer reading programs to job searching tools, public libraries enrich our communities by providing invaluable services to residents. Local libraries operate with a limited budget, and this state funding will help to offer more services to their patrons,” said Ranzenhofer.
The total funding will be distributed to each of the four branches in Amherst:
• Main Library at Audubon, $9,000;
• Clearfield Branch, $9,000;
• Eggertsville-Snyder Branch; $9,000; and
• Williamsville Branch, $9,000.
The funding can be used for a variety of purposes, including capital improvements, new books, learning materials, software, programming and computers. The funding is part of the 2017-18 State Budget. The funding is administered by the New York State Education Department.