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Local Libraries Benefit from Seward Bill
Monday, March 3, 2014
Local Libraries Benefit from Seward Bill

The New York State Senate has passed legislation co-sponsored by Republican State Senator Jim Seward, the bill extends a law that benefits public libraries.

Seward says the legislation extends a 2011 law that ensures the neediest public libraries can access and utilize special construction grants from the state.

Seward says libraries are hubs for countless activities and are vital to local communities, with many of these libraries in need of repairs and upgrades to ensure their future viability and accessibility.

The law authorizes libraries in "economically disadvantaged communities" to use grant funds for up to 75 percent of project costs, instead of the previous 50 percent.

It also permits libraries to use state matching funds for the acquisition of vacant lands. The bill has been introduced in the state assembly as well.

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