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Mahopac Library Receives $10,000 Grant

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The Mahopac Public Library Credits: Rok-Built Construction
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MAHOPAC, N.Y. - The Mahopac Public Library is one of 17 area libraries that split $80,000 in discretionary “bullet aid” grant funding from New York State, according to Sen. Terrence Murphy.

“Literacy is perhaps the most beautiful gift you can give,” Murphy said in a press release. “Benjamin Franklin said ‘either write something worth reading, or do something worth writing,’ and I hope...we’ve done something worthwhile that can help everyone in the community from children, teens, adults and seniors benefit from the programs in their local library.”

The Mahopac Library received $10,000, the most of any library in Putnam. The funding was distributed based on need, Murphy said. The complete list of grants is below:

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Dutchess County

  • Pawling Free Library. $5,000
  • Beekman Library. $2,500

Putnam County

  • Mahopac Public Library. $10,000
  • Brewster Public Library. $7,500
  • Reed Memorial Library. $5,000
  • Patterson Library. $2,500

Westchester County

  • John C. Hart Memorial Library. $7,500
  • Chappaqua School District Library. $5,000
  • Hendrick Hudson Free Library. $5,000
  • Lewisboro Library. $5,000
  • Mount Kisco Public Library. $5,000
  • Mount Pleasant Public Library. $5,000
  • Somers Library. $5,000
  • Croton Free Library. $2,500
  • Pound Ridge Library District. $2,500
  • Ruth Keeler Memorial Library. $2,500
  • The Field Library. $2,500

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