Work is expected to begin soon on window upgrades and air conditioning in the Lackawanna Public Library.
A state grant of $165,218 will fund most of the project, while the City of Lackawanna will provide $40,000, according to state Assemblymen Sean Ryan, D-Buffalo, and Michael Kearns, D-Buffalo.
Windows in the Ridge Road building will be replaced, and two new air conditioning units will be installed.
"These infrastructure enhancements will help to improve energy efficiency and lower energy costs for the library, saving money in the long term," Ryan said.
“The Lackawanna Public Library is a gem in the community, built in the 1920s and was one of the last of the Carnegie libraries constructed," Kearns said.
Funding for the grant, which was competitive with libraries across the state, was included in the state budget passed last year, according to the assemblymen.