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Brookhaven libraries get state grants

The Patchogue-Medford Library was given the 2010 National

The Patchogue-Medford Library was given the 2010 National Medal for Museum and Library Service, the highest honor of its kind in the country. Photo Credit: Erin Geismar

Three libraries in the Town of Brookhaven and the Suffolk Cooperative Library System will receive more than $219,000 in state construction grants, Assemb. Dean Murray (R-East Patchogue) has announced.

Murray said the funds will go to:

The Patchogue-Medford Library: $153,970 for projects including reconfiguration of a children’s area.

Bayport-Blue Point Library: $16,500 to help replace a building roof.

Longwood Public Library: $5,000 to assist in creating a nature center.

The Suffolk Cooperative Library System will receive $44,100 for improvements to its Bellport building, Murray said.

“Providing the funding they need to improve their infrastructure is essential to ensuring they continue to operate and serve our communities,” he said. “These grants are money well invested, that will reap dividends for generations to come.”

The funds are part of $14 million in statewide library construction funds included in the 2010-11 state budget, Murray said.

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