The Ramapo-Catskill Library System has been allocated $328,594 in state aid for library construction funds, according to state Sen. Mike Martucci’s office.
The funds will enable the Gardiner Library, Goshen Public Library and Historical Society, Greenwood Lake Public Library and Port Jervis Free Library to make renovations to its mechanical room and put a new heating system in the bathrooms; purchase and install a 150 kW natural gas generator; replace and upgrade a deteriorated main entryway, relocate and rebuild a circulation area, and replace aging HVAC on the main floor; and remove and replace its furnace/boiler with all controls, piping and wiring.
The funds are from $14 million in capital funds for public library construction and broadband infrastructure projects provided in the 2020-21 state budget.
According to Martucci’s office, the Greenwood Lake Public Library has been awarded $174,688 to replace and upgrade a deteriorated main entryway, relocate and rebuild a circulation area and replace aging HVAC on the main floor.
Meanwhile, the Goshen Public Library and Historical Society has been awarded $86,500 to purchase and install a 150-kilowatt natural gas generator.