Assemblywoman Cathy Young Presents Library with Grant

Assemblywoman Cathy Young stopped in Dansville to present a State grant in the amount of $50,000 to Dansville Library Director Teresa Dearing and Library Board President David Reinholtz on Thursday, May 5. The grant will be used to help offset the purchase price of the Wilcox Auction Center in January 2006.

"Libraries are an essential part of the community, especially in rural areas," Assemblywoman Young stated. "As someone who grew up in Livingston County, I can remember how important a strong community library was to me and my family. That’s why when I was told of the expansion plans in Dansville, I worked to help offset some of the costs with State funding."

"We are so appreciative of the generosity of the State toward the people of Dansville and the needs of the Library," said President Reinholtz. "This is a continuation of the good works that Senator Patricia McGee had traditionally supported, and we appreciate the Assemblywoman’s efforts."

"On behalf of the Trustees, our patrons and community, we want to thank Assemblywoman Cathy Young for this generous grant which will help us with the expansion of the library," said Director Dearing. "The Dansville Public Library has experienced steady growth in that demand for our services and resources, and the demand has outpaced our facility. The grant will do so much to address the community’s need for additional library space."