State Senator James Seward is announcing over $680,000 in grants for public library construction throughout his district.

More than 48% of the more than 1,000 public libraries across New York are over 60 years old, and Seward says these libraries are in need of technological and accessibility upgrades.

In Herkimer county, the Ilion Free Public Library will receive just over $100,000 for basement renovation and restoration of the building's facade.

The Weller Library in Mohawk will get more than $3,000 to improve their security system.

The grants are from $14 million for public library construction provided in the 2013 State budget.