New York State Assemblyman Steve Stern has arranged a bullet aid state grant in the amount of $50,000 for the Huntington School District. The funds will be used for the ongoing renovation of the high school library.
Huntington is in the midst of upgrading its high school library, which is used by hundreds of students daily as well as by after school clubs and community organizations. The facility largely resembles how it looked when the building first opened in late November 1958. The book cases and book stacks are original to the building and the furniture is decades old.
New York State Assemblyman Steve Stern.
With the exception of the former periodicals room to the right of the library entrance that is now filled with computers, the space has not seen any substantial renovations or upgrades in decades.
State Senator Carl Marcellino and then Assemblyman Chad Lupinacci arranged a $200,000 grant late last year to help get the library renovation project off the ground. Architectural plans were developed and new furniture for the facility was identified. The latest grant of $50,000 arranged by Mr. Stern will allow the district to move forward with the work and acquisition of the furniture.
“We are very thankful to Assemblyman Stern for the generous apportionment of grant-in aid for the Huntington School District,” Superintendent James W. Polansky said. “It will be put to great use as we further enhance the library media center at Huntington High School into a state-of-the-art facility.”