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Ritchie Meets With Library Group

State Senator Patty Ritchie met recently with representatives from libraries and library networks in Central and Northern New York.

Pictured are the following: John Hammond, executive director, Northern NY Library Network; Stephen Bolton, director North Country Library System; Betty Maute, director Fulton Public Library; Carole Rowell Kupelian, Constantia; Karen Wiley, Cape Vincent; Leona Chereshnoski, Lorraine, Tracy Tanner, Philadelphia; Kristy Perry, Clayton; Anne Harris, Chaumont; Jan Lehman, Beaver Falls; Angela Newman, Watertown
Pictured with Sen. Ritchie are the following: John Hammond, executive director, Northern NY Library Network; Stephen Bolton, director North Country Library System; Betty Maute, director Fulton Public Library; Carole Rowell Kupelian, Constantia; Karen Wiley, Cape Vincent; Leona Chereshnoski, Lorraine, Tracy Tanner, Philadelphia; Kristy Perry, Clayton; Anne Harris, Chaumont; Jan Lehman, Beaver Falls; Angela Newman, Watertown

At the meeting, the group thanked the Senator for her support and discussed State Budget funding for libraries.

Last year, Senator Ritchie, who is a member of the Senate Select Committee on Libraries, was able to deliver $161,000 in special funding to 49 area libraries and 2 library networks in the region she represents.

The funding was in addition to a $4 million increase in state budget aid for libraries across New York State.

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  1. I sure hope this goes through. Children need libraries especially for summer vacation coming upon us. I remember I use to take my 2 children on Fridays when they were little and they both picked out a book and movie each to take home and when they were finished with them we brought them back . We couldn’t afford to rent movies and this was awesome because the library had a way better selection for young children. On Tuesdays I believe it was Tuesdays that the library had story hour for toddlers. I always brought my son there. Thank Fulton public library for letting us rent books and movies and also for story hour.

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