New York State Sen. Rob Ortt delivered a total of $62,500 Wednesday to public libraries throughout the western portion of 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:
The area library directors came together at the Lewiston Public Library for a ceremonial check presentation.
Pictured, from left: Ransomville Library Director Phila Ibaugh, Sanborn-Pekin Free Library Director Sallie Ditzel, North Tonawanda Library Director Kevin Wall, Lewiston Library Director Jill Palermo, Niagara Falls Library Director Jennifer Potter and Youngstown Library Director Jan Gilgore.