Sen. Jim Tedisco, R,C,I-Glenville, announced May 30 that the Gloversville Public Library will receive a $223,878 state grant from the New York State Education Department/New York State Library to create a youth center and add a teen room.
Tedisco, who is a member of the New York State Senate Select Committee for Libraries, was a driving force for restoring $4 million in library aid that was originally cut from the state budget and increasing library construction aid to a historic level of $24 million.
“Our libraries are more than just a place to check out a book or read the newspaper, they are true community centers for people of all ages that promote a life-long love of learning,” Tedisco said. “This new state grant will add to the exciting rejuvenation that’s taking place at the Gloversville Public Library and provide young people in the city with a safe place to call their own, where they can learn, grow and have some fun.”