Council Member Gentile and Speaker Miller to Present Funds for Renovation for Fort Hamilton Neighborhood Library

July 13, 2005

Council Member Gentile and Speaker Miller to Present Funds for Renovation for Fort Hamilton Neighborhood Library

Brooklyn, NY – On Thursday, July 14th at 10:30 a.m., Council Member Gentile and Speaker Miller will present a grant of $3.36 million to Brooklyn Public Library's Fort Hamilton Library, to be used for a comprehensive branch rehabilitation project.

The project will restore the branch to a state of good repair and will be comprehensive in scope, including: cornice restoration, brick replacement, and window replacement that match the library's historic appearance; new landscaping; new plumbing; a new air-conditioning system; carpeting in reading rooms; ADA compliant restrooms; various public service enhancements, and many other necessary renovations.

Council Member Gentile and Speaker Miller will present an outsized $3.36 million dollar check to Siobhan Reardon, Deputy Executive Director of the Brooklyn Public Library, and Steven Schechter, Director of Government and Community Affairs of the Brooklyn Public Library, as well as local staff members of the Fort Hamilton Neighborhood Library.

What: Council Member Gentile and Speaker Miller present a $3.36 million dollar grant to the Fort Hamilton Neighborhood Library, to be used for a comprehensive renovation project.

Date and Time: Thursday, July 14th at 10:30.

Location: Fort Hamilton Neighborhood Library at 94th Street and 4th Avenue

Visuals: Council Member Gentile and Speaker Miller presenting a gigantic $3.36 million check to library officials.

To schedule an interview with either Ginnie Cooper, Executive Director of BPL, or Siobhan Reardon, please contact Ruth A. Wagner by Phone: 718.230.2211 or Email: ruth@brooklynpubliclibrary.org




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