Harckham: Local Libraries Receive More than $170,000 in State Aid

State Sen. Harckham visiting the Brewster Public Library with its director, Gina Loprinzo.

Brewster, NY – New York State Senator Pete Harckham announced today that five public libraries in his district will receive more than $170,000 in aid that is part of the $14 million designated statewide for library capital construction and technology improvements.

“Local libraries are essential in the process of providing equal access to knowledge, and they are even more important in a digital world,” Harckham said. “That is why I am committed to helping them in every way I can to maintain and upgrade their infrastructure and technology. It’s not only about books, libraries offer so much to our communities. ”

The libraries are Brewster, Pawling, Hendrick Hudson and Somers, as well as the Field Library in Peekskill. The libraries will receive a total of $170,681 for a variety of key projects including library expansion, new furniture, audiovisual equipment, window replacements and much more.