NEW YORK (WENY) - Several local libraries are receiving a combined $134,000 in state aid.
The Southern Tier Library System and its member libraries are getting $87,000. The Finger Lakes Library System will receive $47,500. A list of which specific libraries are getting funding is below.
It comes through library grant funding in the 2017-2018 state budget.
“A public library is a vital community resource and it's important for the state to continue investing in their strength and vitality," says State Senator Tom O'Mara. "Fighting for our libraries is an investment in education, economic growth, and civic quality for parents and families, seniors, and the community at large. Our libraries play a fundamental role in local workforce development, career training, and job placement."
O’Mara says public libraries across New York State serve over 19 million patrons annually.
TOMPKINS COUNTY (within the Finger Lakes Library System):