State Senator James Seward announced Friday that libraries in the 51st Senate District have been awarded over $685,000 in public library construction grant funds.

In Chenango County the Smyrna Library received nearly $19,000 for the modification of doors, staircase, flooring, and shelving to increase efficient use of space for computer users and for plumbing weatherization.

In Otsego county the Worcester Free Library will use a grant of $112,500 to acquire property adjacent to the existing library, including a 2,240 sq. ft. building.

In Delaware County, the Fairview Public Library in Margaretville will use over $110,000 for the construction of an ADA-compliant ramp and vestibule for the library.

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