Ossining Public Library

53 Croton Avenue
914-941-2416

The Ossining Public Library is a School District Library chartered by the State of New York to serve all residents of the Ossining School District. As a member of the Westchester Library System, it also provides services to a larger community.

OUR MISSION is to provide easy and equal access to the broadest range of information and ideas of humanity in order to meet the educational and intellectual needs of the diverse members of our community, while enriching their social and cultural lives.


Upcoming Events at Ossining Public Library

College Essay Boot Camp

Wednesday, Aug 21, 2019 from 5:00pm to 9:00pm
Ossining, NY
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College Essay Boot Camp

Thursday, Aug 22, 2019 from 5:00pm to 9:00pm
Ossining, NY
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Recent News

The Ossining Public Library Embarks on New Initiative

Beginning in April 2017 the Ossining Public Library will embark on a new initiative titled the “Library Initiative,” for a six-month period.The main goal of this initiative is to be more of a presence within the community and to reach those who…

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Creative Book Art Display at the Ossining Public Library

Artist, Shiela Hale of Katonah, is displaying her beautiful creation of book art at the library. The exhibit titled “Lost & Found” – Including Scholar’s Desk & Volumes from a Black Library.“I am a lover of books, Shiela says. I…

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The Ossining Public Library’s First Senior Law Day Was A Success!

Welcomed by State Assemblywoman Sandy Galef, Ossining Town Supervisor Dana Levenberg and Karen LaRocca-Fels, the library’s director, over 40 participants attended the morning conference. The Senior Law Day Collaborative, a group of professionals…

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Ossining Public Library Announces Winner of Survey!

The Friends of the Ossining Public Library is happy to announce the winner of our Long Range Plan Survey drawing, Kristen Tobing Stromsvold, has won an iPad Mini courtesy of The Friends. Recently, the library conducted a survey to get as much…

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Ossining Public Library Introduces Field Goods Weekly Produce Delivery to the Ossining Community

Piermont, NY---Field Goods has introduced its year-round produce delivery service to Ossining Public Library, the first open to the public pick-up location in the center of Ossining. Founded five years ago, Field Goods is a one-of-a-kind…

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Footnote Café to Close at the end of June 2016

The Footnote Café, run by Rich Foshay and Beylka Krupp of Wobble Café on Campwoods Road in Ossining, will be closing at the end of this June. They have managed the Footnote Café since its opening in 2007.The library is grateful to Rich and Beylka…

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Ossining Public Library Needs Your Input as Part of a Long Range Strategic Planning Process

The Ossining Public Library is looking to its future. We need Ossining Residents who are frequent and infrequent users of the Ossining Public Library to participate in a survey to help us plan the future of our library service. The survey is…

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Ossining Public Library Begins a Long Range Strategic Planning Process

The Ossining Public Library is looking to its future. We need Ossining Residents who are frequent and infrequent users of the Ossining Public Library and who are willing to spend 60-90 minutes thinking about ways we could improve our services,…

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Budget Vote and Three Seats Available On Board Of Trustees

The Ossining Public Library Board of Trustees has scheduled its Budget Vote and Trustee Election to be held in the Ossining High School Gymnasium.This year three seats become available on the Board of Trustees. The term for these seats is three (3)…

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Ossining Public Library’s Adults Program for January 2016

Art Exhibit:“Myths and Fantasies” by Donna Faranda.Donna Faranda will exhibit her work of micro-pointillistic technique. January 2 – 30, 2016. Opening reception - Saturday, January 9th, 2-4 p.m. Light refreshments will be served.Friday,…

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EXhibition - The Geology of Light

“THE GEOLOGY OF LIGHT” by Renowned fine Art Photographer Robert Pliskin at the Ossining Public Library:  The Ossining Public Library is thrilled to present “The Geology of Light” fine art photography exhibit for the month of August.…

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The Ossining Public Library Is Happy To Announce The Appointment Of A New Director

The OPL Board of Trustees is excited to announce that effective September 1st, 2015, Karen LaRocca-Fels will be the new Director of the Ossining Public Library.In February, the BOT began a nation-wide search for a new director which attracted 30…

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Saturday Hours to Change at the Ossining Public Library

As of July 1st, 2015, Saturday hours at the Ossining Public Library will be changing to 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.  Previously the hours were 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.  In the new budget that was passed by the Ossining community back in May, the Board of…

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OPLBERY Kids 5th Annual MOCK Newbery Awards at The Ossining Public Library

The Ossining Public Library’s OPLbery Club has awarded its fifth annual OPLbery Medal to When Audrey Met Alice, by Rebecca Behrens. They also awarded an OPLbery Honor to Greenglass House, by Kate Milford. The 11 members of this mock Newbery Club…

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Ossining Public Library Wins First Ever ‘Battle Of The Books’ Competition

On Saturday, October 18th the Ossining Public Library sent two teams to the first ever ‘Battle of the Books Competition’, which took place at Scarsdale Middle School. The 4th-6th grade team (The Albert Einsteins) went to the semi-final round…

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'Ossining in 3D' Bicentennial Photo and Map Art Show Guided Tour

John C. Wunderlich, President of the Ossining Historical Society and Curator of the Ossining Bicentennial Photo and Map Art Show. Join Mr. Wunderlich as he explains location, details and interesting facts about the exhibit. Also during the tour the…

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