HAWLEY ANNOUNCES HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS IN STATE GRANTS COMING TO LOCAL LIBRARIES

            Assemblyman Steve Hawley (R,C,I-Batavia) today proudly announced that two local libraries, the Haxton Memorial Library in Oakfield and Woodward Memorial Library in LeRoy, will be receiving state grants to install security cameras and renovate the Children’s Room respectively. Hawley fought vigorously during this year’s budget negotiations to restore proposed cuts to library aid made by Gov. Cuomo and secure $95.6 million in total aid, including a $5 million increase for capital projects.

            “Libraries like these are a staple of our community and offer myriad services to local residents, such as free books and movie rentals, high-speed internet and research services,” Hawley said. “My colleagues and I worked diligently to fight Gov. Cuomo’s proposed cuts to library aid and I am proud to announce that we actually secured an increase in funding for public libraries to undertake capital projects and improvements. Libraries are a gateway to a world of knowledge and enlightenment through reading and research and they will always have my unwavering support.”

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