The East Rochester Public Library has been awarded a $275,000 state public library construction grant.
The funding will go toward the new library, which is planned to be moved from its current location next to the village offices on Commercial Street to the now-vacant Eyer Building in the village.
East Rochester Village Administrator Martin D'Ambrose said the village applied for this grant in 2011.
He said the existing library has growing needs, especially its children's area and limited number of computers for patrons to use. The new library in the Eyer Building is planned to have two floors.
State Assemblyman Mark Johns (R-Webster) announced the news of the grant on Monday.
“Local libraries play a critical role in the enrichment of our community and I will continue to fight for state funding for East Rochester and all of the libraries in the 135th Assembly District," he said.