As a young boy growing up in Seneca Falls, Mike Nozzolio would often use the resources of his hometown library to help write term papers, prepare homework assignments and generally expand his horizons. As a New York State Senator, Mike Nozzolio has brought unprecedented resources to Seneca Falls and directly because of his efforts, that hometown library has received $1 million in state grant assistance, the largest state grant ever given to a public library of this size. Continuing his longstanding commitment to the Seneca Falls community, New York State Senator Mike Nozzolio (R-Fayette) today announced that he has secured an additional $ 50,000 state grant for the new Seneca Falls Library. This brings the total amount of state funding secured by Senator Nozzolio for this project to $ 1 million.“As a lifelong library patron and supporter, I am pleased that I could deliver such a significant amount of funds to the Seneca Falls library”, Senator Nozzolio said. “There is no greater community resource than our local library. Our future is shaped by the books we read and the lessons we learn from studying the world around us.” Senator Nozzolio stated.Library Board of Trustees President, Susan Porter said, “Senator Nozzolio‘s help in securing the $ 1 million in state funding has made our dream of a new library a reality. Thanks to Senator Nozzolio for believing in our vision for the new library. Without Senator Nozzolio’s success in securing $ 1 million in state assistance, we could not have built such a wonderful new facility.”Bob Kernan, Chairman of the Capital Campaign Committee expressed his appreciation by stating, “The entire Seneca Falls community is deeply indebted to Senator Nozzolio. His tremendous success in obtaining such significant financing for the library building enabled us to raise the balance of what was needed through private donors and contributors.”Sam Dickieson, Past Board President, said, “Without Senator Nozzolio’s support, we would not have been able to build such a high quality, state of the art facility that will be used by children, students and families in Seneca Falls for generations to come.”“The new library will be an important centerpiece in preserving and promoting the rich history and lasting legacy of Seneca Falls,” Senator Nozzolio continued. “As it has been for me and many others, the library will be a window to the world for the entire public and I look forward to walking through the doors of the new building and discovering this world all over again.” Senator Nozzolio concluded.The new library, located at 47 Cayuga Street in Seneca Falls, will officially open later this month.