Mohawk Library receives state grant for restoration work

MOHAWK, N.Y. (WKTV) - The library that's been a fixture of Mohawk for many years is now set to get a major facelift, thanks to a generous grant.

On Thursday, the Weller Library and its staff were presented with a check for $8,000 - money that will go towards the rehabilitation of the historic building in an effort to restore it to its former glory.

Over the years, portions of the library walls have been peeling and cracking for some time - just one of many fixes, the library is looking to take care of.

Edward View Jr., the Library Commission President, said he knows just where to start the rehabilitation work.

"We'd like to refurbish the reading room and get it plastered back up again," View said. "we'd like to get the painting re-done and the floor done and get that room fixed up. This branch should help us get most of it done."

The $8,000 grant was presented Thursday by State Senator James Seward.

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