Riverhead libraries, school districts to receive extra state funds

FILE PHOTO | Riverhead Central School District is among the local programs to receive extra state funding.

Several local school districts and libraries will receive thousands of dollars in additional state funding, according to an announcement by New York State Senator Kenneth LaValle (R-Port Jefferson) Tuesday.

The extra funds, totaling nearly $1 million for museums, schools, programs and libraries across the First District, will be “separate and apart” from the existing state aid already awarded, according to Mr. LaValle’s statement.

Riverhead School District will get an extra $50,600, according to the statement, while Riverhead Free Library and the Shoreham-North Shore Public Library will both receive $2,200.

Riverhead superintendent Nancy Carney said she got a call from Mr. LaValle’s office on Tuesday and said the district is waiting for official documentation before they decide where to use the funds.

“We are of course grateful for these additional funds,” she said in an email.

Representatives from the Riverhead Free Library could not be reached for comment.

See below for a full list of which local programs will receive state aid:

Library Aid:

• Baiting Hollow Free Library – $500

• Cutchogue-New Suffolk Library – $2,200

• Greenport-Floyd Memorial Library – $2,200

• Mattituck Laurel Library – $2,200

• Riverhead Free Library – $2,200

• Shelter Island Public Library – $2,200

• Shoreham-North Shore Public Library – $2,200

• Southold Free Library – $2,200

Arts and Education Aid:

• Children’s Museum of the East End – $10,000

School District Aid:

• Greenport UFSD – $79,000

• Little Flower UFSD – $25,000

• Mattituck School District – $25,000

• Riverhead School District – $50,600

• Southold School District – $158,000