The Angola Library Board of Trustees has been awarded $118,572 in funding assistance through the New York State Library Construction Grant for Phase II of the Library Expansion Project, bringing the total amount of grant funding for the expansion to $218,572. The Village of Angola previously secured $100,000 in Community Development Block Grant Program funding to construct the shell of a 33-feet by 32.5 feet expansion on the back end of the existing library facility located at 34 North Main St.
The expansion, which was completed earlier this year, has enhanced the Angola Librarys ability to offer expanded educational and cultural opportunities, which the library had been unable to accommodate in the past due to limited space. Recently, the library hosted a performance by Charlie and Checkers in the new program room with approximately 35 children and adults in attendance.
The Library is essential to our community, said Jack Kuebler, President of the Angola Library Board. As a rural community we have some challenging differences from more metropolitan areas. The libraries of today are working to bridge the gap by providing numerous opportunities for cultural and educational enrichment, he said. The Library Expansion will improve the quality of life for the residents of the communities of Angola, Evans, Brant, and Farnham.