State Senator Patty Ritchie visited Phoenix Public Library this week to announce a special $3,000 grant she secured for the library.
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Phoenix Public Library was one of 25 libraries and two library networks in Oswego, Jefferson and St. Lawrence counties to share $85,000 in special funding.
The funding was in addition to a $4 million increase in state budget aid for libraries statewide.
In addition to the Phoenix Public Library, in Oswego County, Parish Public Library, Pulaski Public Library and Williamstown Library will also receive special funding.
A strong supporter of libraries, Senator Ritchie is a member of the Senate Select Committee on Libraries, a panel charged with looking for ways to support the future of public libraries in New York State.