Funding Secured for Major Improvement at Port Washington Library

PWPL façade

Funding has been secured for a major improvement project to the children’s room at the Port Washington Library.

Sen. Jack M. Martins, R-Mineola, announced that he has secured $150,000 in State funding, which the library will use to help offset the costs of renovating its children’s room.
According to the library the existing children’s room is severely overcrowded, lacks the flexibility needed for
the many uses it accommodates, and is struggling to keep up with the demands of a growing population and changing technology. The new room will offer books, dedicated spaces for creative projects, a workshop, music
stations, a quiet study area, a recycling center, a play and discovery area, and a dedicated section for “tweens” in fifth and sixth grade.

“The Port Washington Library does a wonderful job serving families, so well in fact that they need to modernize and revitalize their children’s room to accommodate the growing need,” Martins said. “ These improvements will benefit an entire new generation of Port Washington children, and I am pleased to help support this community improvement project.”

“I want to thank Senator Martins for his continuous support of the library and particularly the children’s room renovation,“ said Port Washington Library Director Nancy Curtin.

“The library considers this the most important project it will undertake, applying new learning and technological advances to enhance the many ways that children learn,” she added.