McKevitt Brings Added Aid To Libraries On Long Island

April 7, 2006
This year’s legislative budget has brought increased aid to many different programs in New York state and public libraries are no exception. Assemblyman Tom McKevitt (R,C,I – East Meadow) has assured that Nassau county libraries will receive the funding that they need to operate.

“Public libraries are a fundamental tool for our residents to have at their disposal,” said McKevitt. “For children who use libraries for school and borrowing books, to adults who wish to further their knowledge, to those that simply wish to have a quiet place to study, maintaining the quality of libraries is essential to our communities.”

Libraries in Nassau County will receive $3,822,509 in aid, almost $250,000 more than originally proposed, to be used for construction and maintenance.

“My conference members and I have always kept the basic needs of our families in mind,” added McKevitt. “I vow to bring as much state aid as possible to Long Island.”