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Assemblywoman Tenney announces grant for Kirkland Town Library

By WKTV

KIRKLAND, N.Y. - Assemblywoman Claudia Tenney (R,C,I-New Hartford) has is pleased to announce that the Mid-York Library System's Kirkland Town Library will be the recipient of a $6,616 construction grant from New York State Library.

"Our libraries serve the public in more ways than just promoting reading. With free internet access, public programming, and events, our libraries have become a community epicenter as well as a resource," said the assemblywoman. "However, to meet the growing needs of the community, many of our libraries need assistance to expand and I am very pleased that the Kirkland Town Library has been chosen as one of this year's grant recipients."

In total, New York State Library has awarded 177 construction grants to public libraries and library systems throughout the state, totally
$14 million in capital funds appropriated by the 2010 State Budget.

Located on College Street in Clinton, Kirkland Town Library will use their grant to improve energy conservation and efficiency efforts, making the library a greener community resource.

Local libraries that are interested in applying for the next series of grants, which are announced periodically throughout the year, can find applications and helpful resources on New York State Library's website at www.nysl.nysed.gov

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