Advocacy Resources

The FY2023-24 New York State Budget has passed. The budget holds library funding flat to last year’s levels in almost every major category of aid.

  • Library Operating Aid: $99.6M
  • Library Construction Aid: $34M

We are grateful to our legislators for their time and efforts advocating for libraries. Theyhelped to not only restore over $23.5 million in funding cuts proposed in Governor Hochul’s Executive Budget, but they also secured policy wins that will substantially benefit New York’s libraries for years to come.

Read the full budget report from the New York Library Association here (

Thank you to all of the #LibraryAdvocates who filled out postcards, sent emails, made calls, and attended meetings with legislators! Your advocacy makes a difference for libraries across the Southern Tier!

This page is intended to connect Southern Tier residents with state and federal representatives. It also highlights current library issues you can weigh in on as a library supporter. Feel free to use the information below to find your local legislators and to voice your opinions regarding matters that concern you most.

NYS Assembly DistrictNYS Senate District
Addison Public LibraryAD 132SD 58
Alfred Box of Books LibraryAD 148SD 58
Almond 20th Century Club LibraryAD 148SD 58
Angelica Free LibraryAD 148SD 57
Arkport Public LibraryAD 132SD 58
Atlanta – E.J. Cottrell Memorial LibraryAD 133SD 58
Avoca Free LibraryAD 132SD 58
Bath – Dormann LibraryAD 132SD 58
Belfast Public LibraryAD 148SD 57
Belmont Literary & Historical SocietyAD 148SD 58
Bolivar Free LibraryAD 148SD 57
Branchport – Modeste Bedient Memorial LibraryAD 132SD 58
Canaseraga – Essential Club Free LibraryAD 148SD 58
Canisteo – Wimodaughsian Free LibraryAD 148SD 58
CCLD – Big Flats LibraryAD 124SD 58
CCLD – Steele Memorial LibraryAD 124SD 58
CCLD – Horseheads Free LibraryAD 124SD 58
CCLD – Van Etten LibraryAD 132SD 58
CCLD – West Elmira LibraryAD 124SD 58
Cohocton Public LibraryAD 133SD 58
Corning – Southeast Steuben County LibraryAD 132SD 58
Cuba Circulating LibraryAD 148SD 57
Dundee LibraryAD 132SD 58
Fillmore – Wide Awake Club LibraryAD 148SD 57
Friendship Free LibraryAD 148SD 57
Greenwood Reading CenterAD 148SD 58
Hammondsport – Fred & Harriett Taylor Mem. Lib.AD 132SD 58
Hector – Elizabeth B. Pert Reading CenterAD 132SD 58
Hornell Public LibraryAD 132SD 58
Howard Public LibraryAD 132SD 58
Jasper Free LibraryAD 148SD 57
Genesee LibraryAD 148SD 57
Middlesex Reading CenterAD 132SD 58
Montour Falls Memorial LibraryAD 132SD 58
Odessa – Dutton S. Peterson Mem. Lib.AD 132SD 58
Penn Yan Public LibraryAD 132SD 58
Prattsburg Free LibraryAD 133SD 58
Pulteney Free LibraryAD 132SD 58
Richburg Colonial LibraryAD 148SD 57
Rushford Free LibraryAD 148SD 57
Rushville – Mabel D. Blodgett Mem. LibAD 132SD 58
Savona – Benedek Memorial LibraryAD 132SD 58
Watkins Glen Public LibraryAD 132SD 58
Wayland Free LibraryAD 133SD 58
Wellsville – David A. Howe Public LibraryAD 148SD 58
Whitesville Public LibraryAD 148SD 58

NYS Senate Members

Senator George M. Borrello (SD 57)

Senator Thomas F. O’Mara (SD 58)

NYS Assembly Members

Assemblyman Philip Palmesano (AD 132)

Assemblywoman Marjorie Byrnes (AD 133)

Assemblyman Christopher Friend (AD 124)

Assemblyman Joseph Giglio (AD 148)

Federal Representatives

Congressman Nick Langworthy

Congresswoman Claudia Tenney

Senator Kirsten Gillibrand

Senator Charles Schumer

Thank you for your participation and ongoing support of Southern Tier libraries!



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