Assemblyman John Salka (R,C,Ref.-Brookfield) of the 121st District has announced several libraries in his district will be receiving $600,000 in grant money from The State Education Department Public Library Construction Project.

In Otsego County, the following libraries will be getting funding:
- Emeston Free Library for renovation work
- Huntington Memorial Library in Oneonta for energy efficient and historically accurate outdoor lighting.
- Richfield Springs Public Library to upgrade the restroom for ADA compliance

In a press release, Salka states, "I am ecstatic to bring this much needed funding to our local libraries.  Bringing the magic of reading to another generation is something I will always support and libraries need our help to keep pace with the technological demands of the modern world."