One library director’s first day on the job turned out to be quite a pay day after he learned that $50,000 was suddenly coming the library’s way.
Hyde Park Library Director Jesse Chance has only been in the gig for two months, and came on board with some big ideas for the bookshelves.
“Interestingly enough, one of the first things I saw in my email on my first day on the job was an email about a grant from the Dutchess County Legislature,” said Chance. “I had the inspiration that we could create a Maker’s Space, and I applied.”
The Hyde Park Library is one of ten organizations receiving funds from the Dutchess County Learn, Play, Create initiative this time around, with the total amount reaching over $280,000. The program was established to enhance the lives of children adversely affected by COVID-19.