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Hempstead libraries receive $340K grant

The Hempstead Town Board on Wednesday approved more than $340,000 in federal CARES Act funds for public libraries throughout the town. 

The funding will help libraries cover the unforeseen expenses incurred during the pandemic, allowing them to continue providing essential programs and services to the community. Many libraries have continued to offer services throughout the pandemic with safety measures in place, including UV-lighting to disinfect books and printed materials, protective plexiglass and personal protective equipment.

“Libraries are important community resources that have been hit hard during the pandemic, and we are proud to provide this grant funding to help them recover,” said senior councilwoman Dorothy Goosby.

The libraries receiving grant money are: 

  • Lakeview Public Library
  • Island Park Public Library
  • East Meadow Public Library
  • Hempstead Public Library 
  • Peninsula Public Library 
  • Baldwin Public Library
  • Rockville Centre Public Library
  • Uniondale Public Library
  • West Hempstead Public Library
  • Island Trees Library
  • Levittown Public Library
  • Elmont Public Library
  • Franklin Square Public Library
  • North Bellmore Public Library
  • Merrick Library
  • Seaford Public Library
  • Wantagh Public Library
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