Four Allegany County libraries have been awarded $386,694 in state Public Library Construction Grants to aid with renovation and construction projects.
State Senator George Borrello reported the awards this afternoon as being part of more than $1.25 million being provided to 16 libraries throughout his district for various projects.
The biggest recipient will be the Bolivar Free Library which will receive $201,190 to install an elevator lift in the main area of the building, providing accessibility to all three levels.
— David A. Howe Public Library in Wellsville with $150,622 to replace and upgrade the lower floor roof.
— Richburg Colonial Library will receive $30,045 to install a paved parking lot, exterior lights and directional signage.
— Angelica Free Library with $4,537 to install two natural gas furnace units along with accompanying duct work and insulation.
“The funding will enable libraries to better meet the needs of their patrons by increasing accessibility and modernizing facilities while reducing operating costs,” Borello said.
The awards are from $34 million in capital funds allocated by the State Legislature for public library construction and renovations as part of the 2022-23 state budget.
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