The Ontario, Wayne, Wyoming, and Livingston (OWWL) Library System, a non-profit organization that supports library services across four counties in upstate New York, will receive $100,000 in funding from Livingston County as part of the County’s 2023 budget.
The funding will be used to aid and improve the eight OWWL libraries in Livingston County, and will be directed towards the organization’s mission of supporting their local communities.
Ron Kirsop, Executive Director of the OWWL Library System, praised the County’s decision to allocate funds to the libraries, saying it demonstrates a strong commitment to information, access, and literacy. A portion of the funding will also be set aside for capital improvement grants, which will be used for minor construction projects at Livingston County libraries. These grants will be made available to libraries in the County that are not eligible for funding through the New York State Aid for Library Construction program.
David LeFeber, Chair of the County’s Board of Supervisors, emphasized the importance of libraries in providing vital services to local communities. “All our residents should have access to the free information and educational services available there,” he said. “We’re proud to support our local libraries across the County and encourage all our residents to do the same.”
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