Saturday, April 10, 2010

NY Public Libraries Going Green

The New York State Library recently awarded 10 libraries a total of $556,036 through the 2009-2010 Public Library Construction Grant Program for the purpose of installing alternative energy resources in the form of solar photovoltaic panels or geothermal wells. Since 2007-2008, a total of $1,717,414 has been awarded through the Construction Grant Program to 24 public libraries for projects involving the installation of alternative energy resources. Some of the projects involve new library buildings or buildings with substantial additions, but many are for existing buildings with no physical expansions involved. A more detailed account of New York's public libraries "going green" can be found on the NYS Library's website at

For information about the Construction Grant Program, please contact Grace Kelly, Construction Program Manager, at

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