Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis announced the allocation of $13,000 in funding for the Bay Ridge Public Library. The library will be using these funds for the improvement and creation of various programs that will help to stimulate and educate the youth of Brooklyn. These projects include the establishment of a photography workshop, improvements in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) and Robotics programming, and the creation of a teen space within the branch.

“I’m happy to be able to contribute this additional grant to the Bay Ridge Public Library to fund its teen photography program, as well as the STEM and Robotics program. I believe that public libraries play an essential role in ensuring that the education of our young people doesn’t stop when class ends,” said Malliotakis. “Not only do these libraries supplement what our youth are learning in school, but they also provide our children with a safe place to go within the community. I look forward to continuing to help provide our children and young adults with the educational services they deserve.”

“We are thrilled to begin two new projects for teens at Bay Ridge Library with new funding from Assemblywoman Malliotakis. A dedicated teen space will provide young people a safe place to meet, study and hangout after school. A new suite of programs, including photography workshops and STEM activities, will provide fun and valuable career and teamwork skills,” said Linda E Johnson, President and CEO of the Brooklyn Public Library. “We are very grateful to the Assemblywoman for generously funding these projects at Bay Ridge Library and for supporting Brooklyn Public Library.”