State Sen. Rob Ortt delivered a total of $85,000 Thursday to public libraries throughout Niagara County. The senator secured the funds as part of this year's state budget. The money can be used to assist with educational services and programming, purchasing materials, renovations, operations or events that serve the community.
The amount of Senate grant money to the county libraries is as follows:
Library directors came together at the North Tonawanda Public Library for a photo op with the senator. Pictured holding checks, from left, are Director of North Tonawanda Library Britt White, Director of Ransomville Library Phila Ibaugh, Director of Royalton-Hartland Library Sonora Miller, Director of Lewiston Library Jill Palermo, Director of Lockport Library Bev Federspie, Acting Director of Niagara Falls Library Jennifer Potter, Director of Barker Library Roy Anderson, Ortt, Director of Wilson Library Marge Clark, Director of Youngstown Library Jan Gilgore and Director of Newfane Library Kris DeGlopper-Banks Others in the photo are trustees and secretaries of the Newfane and Youngstown libraries.