NORWICH – Assemblyman Clifford W. Crouch announced on Thursday four libraries in the 122nd Assembly District have received funding through the New York State Library and New York State Department of Education for various construction projects and improvements.
The funding derives from a $34 million capital fund set aside for public library construction and broadband internet projects that was secured in the 2018-19 State Budget.
The four libraries that have been awarded funding include Guernsey Memorial Library in Norwich, Mary Wilcox Memorial Library in Whitney Point, Sidney Memorial Public Library in Sidney and William B. Ogden Free Library in Walton.
“I am very happy to see libraries in the 122nd Assembly District receive the necessary funding they need to make improvements and upgrades to their buildings,” said Crouch. “Libraries are a big part of our small rural communities in the Southern Tier, providing resources and books for people of all ages. We must continue to do anything we can do to keep their doors open.”