Assemblyman Billy Jones has announced that the New York State Department of Education has released construction funding secured in the 2018-19 state budget for North Country libraries. The funding will allow several local libraries to make significant renovations to better serve their communities. In making the announcement, Jones noted that public libraries not only provide access to books, online resources and vital services like classes and job search assistance, but they also help shape lives. This funding he says, will help fuel these critical community resources for years to come. The funding includes $32,642 for Chazy Public Library and $16,590 for Dannemora Free Library for exterior renovations and $190,204 for Goff Nelson Public Library in Tupper Lake to install a new heating and air conditioning system. Clinton Essex Franklin Library System headquarters in Plattsburgh will also receive $19,705 to upgrade their driveway.