MAHOPAC, N.Y. - The Mahopac Public Library will be able to upgrade its audio and video technology thanks to state aid it will soon receive.

State Sen. Pete Harckham announced last week that 18 libraries in the 40th Senate District, including Mahopac, will receive bullet aid from the Senate in the amount of $13,880 each. The aid will be used for a variety of expenditures to benefit the libraries and their respective communities.

“The libraries in my district receiving New York State Senate aid will put the money to great use for important projects such as advanced technology for the hearing and visually impaired,” Harckham said. “We worked hard to bring this funding into our communities, and we're pleased that we could deliver for our wonderful libraries as well as for our constituents.”

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Michele J. Capozzella, director of Mahopac Public Library, said the money represents a substantial investment in advanced audio and video technology in the library’s community room which serves all ages and abilities.

“The enhanced video and audio will be especially helpful to our audio and visually impaired patrons,” she said. “On behalf of the director and the Board of Trustees, I extend our thanks to Sen. Harckham. We are very grateful to have been chosen to receive these funds.”

Article provided by Sen. Harckham's office