Larkin secures library grants

| 28 Sep 2011 | 02:58

    Cornwall-on-Hudson — State Sen. WIlliam J. Larkin, Jr., R-C-Cornwall-on-Hudson, has secured state funding for several area public library systems. A $20,000 grant for the Goshen Public Library will go toward plans for a new building, architectural drawings and model, and a long-range strategic plan for a growing Goshen community. The Orange County Library Association was awarded a $5,000 grant for the purpose of creating a website to help promote library services in the county. In Ulster County, a $10,000 grant will permit the Southeastern New York Library Resources Council to continue construction on the council’s office building and training room. The training room will benefit library staff from throughout Ulster County and beyond. A $2,000 grant went to the Mid-Hudson Library System and its “Battle of the Books” program in Ulster County. The program encourages a love of great literature in sixth through ninth graders, by setting up teams in a friendly competition to answer trivia questions about 10 pre-selected books they have read.