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About the Foundation

& the Words & Music Concert series

You asked for more space. The Foundation is listening.

Help the Ossining Library Foundation build a new community gathering space on the first floor.

Perfect for library programs, workshops, meetings, and small events, the new meeting room , located behind our information desk, will seat 10-12 people and allow for greater collaboration, conversation, and community.

The Foundation is seeking $15,000 to construct this new space, which will enhance the library’s current meeting and program spaces.

To make a donation online, please click here.

To donate by check, please mail to:

The Ossining Library Foundation
53 Croton Avenue
Ossining, New York, 10562

We thank you in advance for your generosity.

We love our friends at the Mike Risko Band! For Valentine’s Day, they raised money for this fundraiser with a batch of incredible singing telegrams. Click the video¬† below to see a behind-the-scenes video and prepare for your heart to be warmed.

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 fundraiser, please feel free to contact us via email.


The Ossining Library Foundation is a 501(c)3 organization which serves to enrich and enhance the services of the Ossining Public Library by providing additional financial support to the library. Through securing grants and raising funds, the Foundation works to support large projects outside the scope of the library’s budget.

With a successful winter fundraiser done, the Ossining Library Foundation is reinvigorated and has identified key projects to fund in 2021. As part of the Foundation’s revitalization, we are seeking members to serve on the board of directors.

Joining the Foundation’s Board of Directors will allow you to have a profound impact on the Ossining community. We are looking for people with board experience, and a deep love for the library. Organized, efficient, and persistent, the Foundation board should be passionate and innovative, and members should be comfortable soliciting donations, have experience with fundraising, and be able to plan and execute innovative and successful fundraisers.

To learn more, click here; to apply, please email



Words & Music Concert Series

The Words & Music Concert Series, presented by TD Bank, was a much loved and highly successful series of fundraisers, which brought well-known singers, songwriters, and recording artists to perform in the Library’s Budarz Theater.

Co-founded in 2011 by Alan and Ellen Marzelli, the series consisted of 46 shows, 30 of which were presented free to the community. Nine ticketed shows generated $19,000 to support the Library’s free programming.

Joan Osborne

Livingtson Taylor

Jimmy Webb