State Senator Patty Ritchie met recently with representatives from libraries and library networks in Central and Northern New York. At the meeting, the group thanked the Senator for her support and discussed State Budget funding for libraries.
Last year, Senator Ritchie—who is a member of the Senate Select Committee on Libraries— was able to deliver $161,000 in special funding to 49 area libraries and 2 library networks in the region she represents. The funding was in addition to a $4 million increase in state budget aid for libraries across New York State.
(Pictured in the above photo are the following: John Hammond, Executive Director, Northern NY Library Network, Stephen Bolton, Director, North Country Library System, Betty Maute, Director, Fulton Public Library, Carole Rowell Kupelian, Constantia, Karen Wiley, Cape Vincent, Leona Chereshnoski, Lorraine, Tracy Tanner, Philadelphia, Kristy Perry, Clayton, Anne Harris, Chaumont, Jan Lehman, Beaver Falls, Angela Newman, Watertown)