Senator James Skoufis (D-Hudson Valley) presented the Tomkins Cove Public Library with a $68,000 grant to support replacement of the historic library’s upstairs windows, improving heat retention and general efficiency throughout the building.
Erected in the 1870s as the Tomkins Cove Union School–one of very few projects in the area to be constructed with its specific poured concrete method–the library required custom-designed windows to suit the historic nature of the building. Following the library’s previous installation of a new door and ground floor windows, this upstairs environmental upgrade will ensure generations of readers will continue to enjoy the library’s unique character.
“I’m thrilled to help the Tomkins Cove Library evolve their space with this funding,” said Senator Skoufis. “Library leadership has been working diligently to make improvements that support a better experience for local kids and families, and it’s my pleasure to help the library meet the needs of its community in the years ahead.”
“Since his time in the Assembly, Senator Skoufis has been committed to seeing projects through which benefit our communities,” said Library Board President Eleanor Kassner. “Libraries are places where we come together, learn, and gain a better understanding of one another. They’re more important now than ever. Thank you Senator Skoufis for paving the way for our future!”