The Chester Public Library has received a $2,000 grant to build a StoryWalk, a project that promotes reading and outdoor activity for children and families.
Library trustee Aurora Robson Coles told the town board that the library will contribute $2,000. She asked the town to contribute $2,000. The town board agreed, which means $6,000 for the StoryWalk project. Supervisor Bob Valentine said the money would come from the recreation department budget.
"StoryWalk is a fun, educational activity that places a children’s story along a popular walking route in your community," according to the New York Library Association. "Activities lead kids and families on a trip through your community where the pages from the children’s book chosen are displayed on storefront windows."
On a less-fun note, the library's boiler has broken down. Coles said the boiler received two violations and failed spring and summer inspections. The town owns the library building and is responsible for the operation of the boiler.
Valentine said he had the paperwork on his desk and will attend to it.