Mt. Kisco, NY - Americans value public libraries as institutions that enrich their communities. A bastion of knowledge, the Mount Kisco Public Library had been a fixture in the community for more than a century. To help the library stay abreast of modern technological advances,
Senator Terrence Murphy recently secured a $7,500 grant to help the library upgrade its electronics equipment.
The funds secured by Senator Murphy were used to renovate equipment in the library's community room, including replacing a projector, purchasing a new, electric screen and wireless microphones, and providing HDMI laptop ports.
Library Director Kathryn Feeley and Youth Services Librarian Margaret Kaczorowski greeted Senator Murphy recently when he visited the library, thanking him for his continued support. The Senator also toured the Children's Room, which has been transformed into a colorful wonderland of learning with brightly colored displays and a wide assortment of books to stimulate young minds.
"Libraries are much more than just books and banks of computers. Libraries are places children, adults and families can gather to explore, interact, and imagine," said Senator Murphy. "The Mount Kisco Public Library has a strong connection to the surrounding community. It's a pleasure to support the Library, so it can continue to provide essential services that will help Mt Kisco thrive."
Library Director Feeley commented, "This grant has helped us provide our visitors with state-of-the-art equipment that will enhance their learning experience. We're thankful for Senator Murphy's continued support and his confidence in all our local libraries."
The library hosts many events including the summer reading kick-off, meet the animal's events, movies, career fairs, story times for children, lectures, art exhibits and bi-lingual programming. Among the many community groups that have held events at the library are the Mayor's Economic Development Council, Mt. Kisco Arts Council, Mt. Kisco Day Care, and the Boys and Girls Club.