State Sen. George D. Maziarz announced this week that several libraries in Niagara and Orleans counties, part of his district, will benefit from Public Library Construction Grant Program funds.
The grants, totaling $377,165, were drawn from $14 million included for public library construction in the 2012-13 state budget.
NIOGA Library System will receive $43,482 toward technology upgrades at its computer training center in Lockport and its mobile training lab, to make both facilities compliant with handicapped accessibility laws.
The Lockport Public Library will receive $24,977 to repair masonry on the exterior of its original building. The North Tonawanda Public Library will receive $59,130 for exterior renovations, including the courtyard wall, waterfall, pools and roof.
In Orleans County, Albion’s Hoag Library will receive $137,466 to help with the construction of its new building and the Lee-Whedon Memorial Library in Medina will receive $112,110 towards its ongoing roof replacement project.