Newburgh, N.Y., Library to Get $15K for Interactive Kiosks

Mary Lou Carolan, assistant director of the Newburgh Free Library, noted that the kiosks could help Newburghers participate in the 2020 Census, given that 40 to 60 percent of area residents lack Internet access at home.

by Lana Bellamy, The Times Herald-Record / July 11, 2019

(TNS) — The Newburgh Free Library will receive $15,000 from state government to buy interactive digital kiosks, according to an announcement from state Sen. James Skoufis.

Skoufis said in a news release Wednesday the kiosks will expand access to educational and professional materials in Newburgh.

"The reality is that not everyone has access to technology, so our libraries must be equipped to provide those resources because they are the spaces so many depend on," Skoufis said in a statement. "I will always continue to fight for and support our community's information hubs."

Mary Lou Carolan, assistant director of the Newburgh Free Library, noted in a statement the kiosks could help Newburghers participate in the 2020 census.

"With 40 to 60 percent of our residents without internet access... we want to have as many tools as possible to educate and inform the community," Carolan said in the release.

©2019 The Times Herald-Record, Middletown, N.Y. Distributed by Tribune Content Agency, LLC.

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