State Senator Patty Ritchie visited Parish Public Library recently to tour the library and meet with staff and volunteers.
Parish Public Library was the recipient of $3,000 in special funding secured by Senator Ritchie. This award is part of $161,000 in special funding the Senator was able to secure in addition to a $4 million increase in state budget aid for libraries across New York State.
A strong supporter of libraries, Senator Ritchie is a member of the Senate Select Committee on Libraries, a panel charged with looking for ways to support the future of public libraries in New York State.
(Senator Ritchie is pictured in the above photo with Library Board of Trustees President Mary Houghton and Library Director Bridget Swartz)