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Thank you to our legislators for advocating for and securing library funding in the 2022-23 NYS budget! We appreciate the efforts of Senator George Borrello, Senator Tom O’Mara, Assemblywoman Marjorie Byrnes, Assemblyman Christopher S. Friend, Assemblyman Joe Giglio, and Assemblyman Phil Palmesano.
In the 2022-23 NYS budget, funding for libraries includes:
-Library Aid $99.6M
-Library Construction $34M
-Digital Inclusion $10M
-Release of $150K Love Your Library Fund
-Schomburg Research Center $375K
-Langston Hughes Community Library $112K
-Establishment of the Working to Implement Reliable and Equitable Deployment of Broadband Act (WIRED)
Thank your legislators for supporting libraries! Find their contact information below.
State Representative’s Websites
Senator George M. Borrello (Represents STLS libraries in Allegany County)
Senator Thomas F. O’Mara (Represents STLS libraries in Chemung, Schuyler, Steuben, and Yates counties)
Assemblyman Philip Palmesano (Represents STLS libraries in Addison, Avoca, Bath, Branchport, Canisteo, Corning, Dundee, Hammondsport, Hector, Howard, Middlesex, Montour Falls, Odessa, Penn Yan, Pulteney, Rushville, Savona, and Watkins Glen) Also serves on the Assembly Standing Committee of Libraries & Education Technology.
Assemblywoman Marjorie Byrnes (Represents STLS libraries in Arkport, Atlanta, Cohocton, Hornell, Prattsburgh, and Wayland)
Assemblyman Christopher Friend (Represents STLS libraries in Chemung County)
Assemblyman Joseph Giglio (Represents STLS libraries in Allegany County, Greenwood, and Jasper)
Federal Representative’s Websites
Thank you for your participation and ongoing support of Southern Tier libraries!