Sen. McLachlan Shows Support for Libraries

April 20, 2014

On April 16, the Connecticut Library Association hosted a poster session at the State Capitol to display the work that is taking place in Connecticut libraries and why it is important for legislators to continue to support the institutions. Sen. Michael McLachlan (left) stopped by the event to speak with Central Connecticut State University Library Services Director Carl A. Antonucci, Jr. (right) and sign the association’s Declaration for the Right to Libraries. Sen. McLachlan has been a strong supporter of New Fairfield Public Library’s renovation, and the state approved $751,253 in February to assist in that project. Last year, Sen. McLachlan voted in favor of a bill which enabled Connecticut to become the first state in the nation to take steps toward making electronic books – the e-books read on devices such as iPads, Kindles, and Nooks – more accessible to state residents by making them more affordable for public libraries. The bill is now state law. On the web: