Lewisboro Library Receives $61,000 Grant For Expansion

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State Sen. Greg Ball, center, presents a state grant to Lewisboro Library officials.
State Sen. Greg Ball, center, presents a state grant to Lewisboro Library officials. Photo Credit: Contributed

LEWISBORO, N.Y. -- The Lewisboro Library will receive more than $61,000 in state grants to help plans for an expansion of the building.

The library will receive a $25,000 "bullet aid" education grant, secured by State Sen. Greg Ball (R-District 40) and a $36,610 construction grant awarded by the New York State Library.

“The Lewisboro Library serves as an educational center for the town, a community center for residents to gather and also serves as the location for their town board meetings," Sen. Ball said in a statement. "I am so happy to announce these funds for the Lewisboro Library."

The grants will be used to renovate and expand the Lewisboro Library by 1,470 square feet to a total of 7,170 square feet. The addition will increase the size of the children’s room, staff work space and conference room for the public.

The library also has a goal to improve energy efficiency by replacing their existing flat membrane roof and skylight in order to reduce energy costs and improve natural lighting, according to a press release. 

“Lewisboro’s citizens have waited too long for a renovated library and this grant is a big step closer,” Lewisboro Town Supervisor Peter Parsons said in the statement.

Library officials plan to break ground on the expansion in September.

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Thank you Senator Ball! I've lived in Lewisboro for over 17 years and the Library has been struggling to expand as long as I can remember. One step closer.

Thank you, Senator Greg Ball for helping Lewisboro make our library a resource that this town truly needs. The redesigned Library will have programming space for children, our seniors and upgraded technology for teens and job seekers. After fifteen years of various versions this project fits both our need and our budget.
Former Lewisboro Town Supervisor and Library Board Member,
Charlie Duffy