Byrne Delivers $13,000 State Grant To Brewster Public Library

Posted: October 11, 2019 in Community, Education, In the News
Assemblyman Kevin Byrne, with Brewster Public Library Director Gina Loprinzo and members of the Brewster Public Library Board of Trustees, at a groundbreaking on September 8th for the addition of a new addition to the library.

Assemblyman Kevin Byrne (R,C,Ref-Mahopac) is pleased to announce that he successfully delivered the Brewster Public Library an additional $13,000 in funding through the New York State Bullet Aid Program.

The Brewster Public Library is in the process of constructing a new wing that will double the size of the structure. In addition, the library’s existing wing will be renovated. Town of Southeast and Village of Brewster residents voted to approve a $3 million bond in 2017 to fund the renovations and addition to the library.

“Public libraries offer a welcoming environment for people of all ages within the community to learn and congregate,” said Assemblyman Byrne. “As lawmakers, we must work to ensure our public services are accessible to the entire community and are provided the funding and support needed to operate effectively. I’m delighted we were able to return some of our tax dollars back to the community and assist the Brewster Public Library with these updates so they can continue to offer their wonderful services.”

Brewster Public Library Director Gina Loprinzo added, “We at the Brewster Library are thrilled to be receiving a grant of $13,000 through New York State’s Bullet Aid Program! This money will be extremely helpful as we move into the second phase of our expansion project, funding essentials like furnishings and audiovisual equipment for our new community room. As we grow, we’re excited to be able to offer many new programs and services. We are so grateful to Assemblyman Byrne for recognizing the importance of libraries, and allocating these funds, which will greatly benefit our community for many years to come!”

Bullet Aid funding is provided through the New York state budget.