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Amenia Library cuts ribbon on new annex

AMENIA — At a celebration on Saturday, Nov. 19, Amenia Free Library held a ribbon cutting and a grand opening of the new 3,200 square foot annex, with more than 50 attending, including Senator Sue Serena, Town Supervisor Victoria Perroti, and Matt Hartzog, assistant to Assemblywoman Didi Barrett.

From the Mid-Hudson Library Service (MHLS), Rebekkah Smith Aldrich, executive director, and Ric Swierat, president, were present.

The program was hosted by Alan Gamble, library board president, and Library Director Victoria Herow.

Gamble told the history of how the library acquired the property and the resources to expand, even with the pandemic raging, and thanked many for their help and donations.

He thanked the Whalen Foundation, The Bank of Millbrook, The Millbrook Tribute Gardens, the Amenia Lions Club, Mr. and Mrs. Bart Wu, Charlotte Hoose Murphy, Frank Duncan, and two anonymous donors, one in the memory of Miriam Devine. Also, builder Peter Ducillo, architect Arlen Reimer and engineer Rich Rennia.

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