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White Plains, New Rochelle Libraries Get Grant Money

The White Plains Public Library will receive grant money from New York State to improve its facilities.
The White Plains Public Library will receive grant money from New York State to improve its facilities. Photo Credit: The Daily Voice File

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. – Two New Rochelle public libraries and one White Plains public library will receive construction grants from the New York State Public System, New York State Assembly member Amy Paulin announced Wednesday.

The Huguenot Children’s Library on 794 North Ave. will get $17,580 to improve the walkways and access into the building. This is part of $14 million in capital funds that the state has allocated in 170 grants for public libraries.

The New Rochelle Public Library at One Library Plaza will receive $89,081 to improve its elevators and its Children’s room. This project will be part of a multi-stage plan to improve access to and services at the library.

The White Plains Public Library at 100 Martine Ave. will get $79,317 to help renovate the first floor and construct a space for teens known as “The Edge,” as well as a digital media lab. The library will hold a groundbreaking ceremony on Monday, June 24 at 10 a.m.

“I am thrilled to see that the libraries will be able to use this money to make improvements and upgrade their services to the residents of these cities,” Paulin said. “Everyone benefits from something like this.”

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