Bizzarro announces nearly $42K awarded to improve Erie Co. Library

Grant helps with upgrade, improvement costs

ERIE, Feb. 24 –Erie County Public Library was again awarded much-needed money to help cover the cost of building improvements, state Rep. Ryan Bizzarro, D-Erie, announced today.

“I’m pleased to see state money support our local library,” Bizzarro said. “Libraries are free resources for people to use regardless of age, gender, religious affiliation or social standing. Libraries maintain our history and – most importantly – the truth, and they bring the people of our community together under one roof.”

Erie County Public Library will receive $41,608 in money to make improvements. The Keystone Grant for Public Library Facilities was approved through the Pennsylvania Department of Education Office of Commonwealth Libraries.

The state announced $4.1 million in funding for 21 libraries across the state. The Keystone grants help public library facilities improve their operations, install equipment and upgrade security systems.

“Securing state funds can be a competitive process, and with more than 450 libraries in Pennsylvania it is rewarding to see money headed back to our community that will directly help our neighbors and residents,” Bizzarro added.

Today’s announcement continues Bizzarro’s efforts to allocate state money to properly fund schools, community organizations, nonprofits, first responders and local businesses in his district and Erie County. So far this year, Bizzarro has helped secure more than $1 million in state funding for Erie County projects.