The Shelter Rock Public Library has received a $100,000 state grant, reimbursing the library for a new solar-paneled canopy it recently built outside its entrance.
The grant is part of the New York State Economic Development Assistance Program, and also will fund new landscaping for the front of the building.
The canopy, library director Andrea Meluskey said, follows a major overhaul in 2010-11 that produced a “complete renovation of the building.” During that time, the library was temporarily moved to a Herricks shopping mall.
Meluskey said the canopy brings utility savings.
The canopy covers a newly installed walkway that runs from the parking lot to the library’s entrance. It was built by popular demand, Meluskey said.
State Sen. Jack Martins (R-Mineola) announced he had secured the grant for the library, which serves unincorporated areas of Albertson, New Hyde Park, Manhasset Hills, Roslyn Heights and Garden City Park.