Canton, Morristown, Ogdensburg libraries to split $200,000 in state funding for structural upgrades
Monday, August 6, 2018 - 5:44 pm

Libraries in Canton, Morristown and Ogdensburg will split $200,000 for a variety of improvements, according to Sen. Patty Ritchie, R-Heuvelton.

Canton Free Library will get $9,934 for lighting improvements and HVAC upgrades.

Morristown Public Library is getting $135,725 for interior work on a building addition

Ogdensburg Public Library will receive $56,551 to install gutters and replace a retaining wall, as well as doors.

This funding was awarded through a $24 million capital fund appropriation in the 2017 State Budget for construction and renovation of public libraries and public library systems in New York state, Ritchie’s office said.

“Across our region, we see libraries doing their absolute best to provide guests with the information and educational resources they need,” Senator Ritchie said in a prepared statement. “Many of our libraries need basic upgrades to accommodate users with disabilities, become energy efficient and keep up with the growing demands for new technology.

“Knowing how important libraries are to our communities, I am proud to have helped advocate for this funding in the state budget and I am excited to see what these upgrades will mean for communities across our region.”