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Grant to Fund Upgrade to Library's Media Center

Senator Jack Martins presents $25,000 in state aid check to library officials.

From left, Sen Jack Martins, Port Washington Library Director Nancy Curtin and library board president Lee Aitken. (Courtesy photo)
From left, Sen Jack Martins, Port Washington Library Director Nancy Curtin and library board president Lee Aitken. (Courtesy photo)

The Port Washington Library's media center will be getting an upgrade soon thanks to a $25,000 grant presented recently to library officials.

Sen. Jack Martins, R-Mineola, was on hand to award the 2013 special legislative grant-in-aid to several libraries in his district, including officials at Port Washington's nationally-recognized branch.

The library’s media services department is a hub for the exploration and enjoyment of film, music, audio books and photography and is one of the most popular and well-used spaces in the library, according to Nancy Curtin, the library's director. 

Known as bullet aid, the grant will be used to renovate the popular space and add a listening station, a new floor plan and digital media stations. The stations will provide users with tools for developing technology-related skills, creating professional-level web content, designs, and media, and engaging in both online and in-person learning opportunities.

“This project will bring to the community new opportunities for learning, creativity and expression, and the ability to master new skills for work and pleasure,” said Curtin. “We’re grateful to Senator Martins for his ongoing support of the Port Washington Public Library.


In photo, Port Washington Library Director Nancy Curtin and board president Lee Aitken

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