State Sen. Patricia A. Ritchie, R-Heuvelton, has announced $76,000 of special funding for libraries in the north country.
According to a news release, the money will be split among 24 area libraries and comes on top of $85,000 in aid announced in June.
A total of $25,500 was given to 11 libraries in Jefferson County, including $5,000 for Roswell P. Flower Memorial Library.
Eight St. Lawrence County libraries received a total of $32,000, including $5,000 each for Ogdensburg Public Library, Canton Free Library, Reading Room Association of Gouverneur and Heuvelton Free Library.
A total of $18,500 has been given to five libraries in Oswego County, including $5,000 each to Hannibal Free Library and Fulton Public Library.