State Sen. Todd Kaminsky recently announced that he helped to secure $68,235 in Library Construction Aid from the New York State Library and Education Department for the West Hempstead Public Library. This funding will account for 50 percent of a $136,500 project for the library to upgrade their lighting to energy efficient LED fixtures.
“The West Hempstead Public Library is a pillar of our community, and its services empower residents of all ages to read, learn, and grow,” Kaminsky said. “I was pleased to secure this funding, which will go a long way in making the West Hempstead library an even better resource for the community.”
“The West Hempstead Public Library is very grateful to Senator Kaminsky for his efforts in helping to secure these funds for the West Hempstead community,” said Regina Mascia, director of the West Hempstead Public Library. “The grant money will be used to upgrade the lighting in the main library to LED lighting which will use less electricity, save money on outdated bulbs and ballasts, and will provide more “light” to the area below it.”