Construction Grant Awards!

construction-money FY 2015-2016 State Aid for Public Library Construction Grant Program Awards totaling $525,545 have been announced and eleven MHLS Member Libraries, along with the Mid-Hudson Library System, have been awarded funds:

Reed Memorial Library (Carmel): $6,785
Convert to natural gas; install generator; insulation

Catskill Public Library: $35,002
HVAC and insulation upgrades

Claverack Library: $88,500
Building renovation project including asbestos removal, HVAC and fiber optic network

Desmond-Fish Library (Garrison): $36,986
Renovations to create a Computer Lab

Hudson Area Association Library: $3,206
ADA-accessible restrooms

Kinderhook Memorial Library: $68,356
450 square foot addition to existing building

Kingston Library: $179,936
Children’s room renovation

Morton Memorial Library & Community House (Rhinecliff): $17,096
Rehabilitate and weatherproof windows; energy efficient lighting
Olive Free Library: $4,794
Emergency generator; updated electrical panels and consolidation of electrical service; installation of transfer switches and utility pole

Putnam Valley Free Library: $33,288
Replace pedestrian bridge which provides access to the library

Mid-Hudson Library System: $51,596
ADA-compliant restrooms and improved safety of 1st floor lobby area and restroom access area in headquarters