Senator David Carlucci (D, Rockland/Westchester) received a
commendation from the New City Library for securing $25,000 in New York State
Bullet Aid funding to upgrade the audio and visual equipment in its meeting
During Thursday’s inaugural opening of the upgraded meeting room, Library Director Mitch Freedman presented the senator with a plaque thanking him for obtaining the funds to purchase a state of the art speaker system, digitally controlled video projector, new wiring system for the equipment and four headsets for the hearing impaired.
Carlucci told the crowd that libraries have evolved from being places just to come and read a great book.
“Today, they have become a nexus where people throughout the community come to congregate and share ideas,” he said.
Freedman noted the benefits for library patrons.
"We have such a special library here in New City,” said Freedman. “We are fortunate to have a senator who is focused on making local institutions like the New City Library a priority in Albany. Thanks to the senator's support we were able to provide audio and video equipment in the Library meeting room at minimal cost to the New City taxpayer."
Patrons enjoyed the benefits of the new equipment as they watched the showing of the first of five films celebrating Jewish American heritage. The next film in the series, Watermarks, will be screened on Thursday, Oct. 17th starting at 1 p.m. with admission beginning at 12:45 p.m.