LARCHMONT, N.Y. – The Larchmont Public Library received a $24,250 state construction grant that will be used to remove an out-of-date, unsafe ramp for the handicapped at the main entrance and replace it with one fully compliant with the American With Disabilities Act.
The grant is part of the State Aid for Library Construction Program, a $14 million capital fund devoted to public library construction projects in the 2015-16 state budget. State Sen.George Latimer (D-37th District) and Assemblyman Steve Otis (D-91st District) represent the Village of Larchmont.
“Having worked with the libraries in supporting their applications, it is terrific to have this library getting the help in needs in ensuring access to everyone who wants to use it,” said Latimer.
As a member of the Assembly Libraries and Education Technology Committee, Otis advocates for library construction funding in the state budget each year.
“The Larchmont Public Library is a treasured resource in the community,” said Otis. “I am delighted that these funds will provide for a new handicap-accessible ramp so that all library patrons will have easy access to the many services and programs that the library has to offer.”
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