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Spread the joy of love and music with the Singing Telegrams from Mike Risko Band!

Love is in the air, and the Mike Risko Band is offering to sing to your special sweetheart, your favorite family members, or your best friends–and all proceeds benefit the Ossining Library Foundation!

We are so excited to announce that Mike Risko Band will be offering Socially Distant Singing Telegrams for Valentine’s Day! You can request a socially distant musical greeting, or send your favorite person a virtual singing telegram. It’s the perfect opportunity to spread love, joy, and the gift of beautiful music!

The Ossining Library Foundation is beyond grateful for the support from the Mike Risko Band, who have graciously pledged all proceeds from the singing telegrams to our Steinway grand piano fundraiser. You can put a smile on a loved one’s face and benefit music at the library for years to come.

Singing telegrams cost $50; to schedule yours or learn more, contact Mike Risko Band via email. We are so thankful for your generosity, and for this extra sweet fundraiser.

Your support will help the library enrich and inspire music lovers for years to come. We thank you for your generosity.

Providing world-class entertainment to the community relies on a world-class instrument.

Our Steinway grand piano needs significant repair that exceeds the regular maintenance conducted by our excellent piano technician. The piano and its action parts were built in 1980, and the action and repetition have been steadily wearing out over the piano’s years of use. When it belonged to the great Camille Budarz, the piano was used heavily, and it has had regular use since the library obtained it. Performers have noticed a slow response with the action above middle C, and problems with the piano’s pedal, necessitating repairs that would rebuild the action, perform work on the keys and keyframe, and perform work on the lyra and pedals.

Quotes obtained by the library for extensive repairs such as these range from $10,000 to $25,000.

The Ossining Public Library Foundation recognizes the importance of the piano to our library and our community, and has pledged to help raise money to fund our piano’s repair, and host a virtual concert. The Friends of the Ossining Public Library have also committed to helping fund the repair; the library is grateful for the great partnership between the Friends and the Foundation and their support for the library.

If you’d like to give the gift of music this year, please consider helping us reach our $12,000 goal.

To make a donation online, please click here.

To donate with a check, please send it to:

Ossining Library Foundation
53 Croton Avenue
Ossining, NY, 10562

The Ossining Library Foundation is a 501(c)3 organization committed to enriching and enhancing the services of the Ossining Public Library. To learn more about the Foundation and our piano fundraiser, please feel free to contact us via email

Jimmy Webb