Skip to content
Home » Ontario County » Helming secures state funds for 54th District libraries

Helming secures state funds for 54th District libraries

  • / Updated:
  • Staff Report 

Senator Pam Helming has announced the allocation of state funds to multiple local libraries under the Public Library Construction Aid Program.

Among the beneficiaries are Avon Free Library receiving $371,567 and Caledonia Library Association with $456,583, both in Livingston County. Others include Newman Riga Free Library in Monroe County awarded $14,496, and three libraries in Ontario County: Geneva Public Library ($11,385), OWWL Library System ($21,532), and Wood Library Association ($21,727). Wayne County’s Newark Public Library has been granted $48,645.

Highlighting the continued importance of libraries even in today’s digital landscape, Senator Helming remarked, “Libraries remain a haven for community learning, connection, exploration, and aspiration.” The senator’s advocacy for libraries was evident when she co-sponsored a 2021 law, which expanded funding access for smaller and rural libraries via the Library Construction Aid Program.