Will fund children’s space at Butterfield

The Butterfield Library in Cold Spring will receive a $48,355 state grant for the second phase of a new children’s room honoring Jean Marzollo, a Cold Spring resident who died in April and was best known for her I SPY series. According to Sandy Galef, who represents Philipstown in the Assembly, the money was part of a $24 million appropriation for libraries made in last year’s state budget.

The library earlier received $25,000 and $50,000 grants from the state for the initial phase of the lower-level renovation, which includes a teen space and was completed last year, said library director Gillian Thorpe.

“We are thrilled with the design as it will allow for both quiet and noisy activities to take place in a small space,” she said. “We are hoping to have designs ready for public view by September.”

Thorpe says she has applied for another state grant to update the library’s entrance ramp and parking spots, add lights to the lot and create a community conference room.

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