Friday, February 9, 2018

Join us on February 10th for Ossining Public Library's 
125th Anniversary Opening Reception and Kick-Off Event

Our Anniversary Celebrations start on February 10th!  
Join us throughout the year as we celebrate 125 years of service

Monday, November 27, 2017

Help us make history!
In 2018, the Ossining Public Library celebrates 125 years of service to the Ossining community. The people of Ossining founded the public library in 1893 and have supported the library for over a century, allowing us to fully embrace our mission of enriching, connecting, and inspiring our patrons. We have great plans for our celebrations throughout 2018 and invite all of Ossining to mark our landmark anniversary with us.
We are once again asking the Ossining community for its support: help us make history by donating to the Friends of the Ossining Library in honor of the library’s 125th Anniversary. All funds raised by the Friends will be used to support the programs and services of the Ossining Public Library, allowing the library to embark on another 125 years—and beyond—of serving the Ossining community.

Thank you for your support.

Monday, November 6, 2017

The Ossining Public Library 125th Anniversary Celebration

In 1893, the Sing Sing Public Library, later known as the Ossining Public Library, officially opened its doors as a public library, making 2018 the year of our quasquicentennial—or the much easier to pronounce 125th Anniversary.

While the physical location of the library changed several times, from its beginnings in the superintendent’s office at Park School, to the Twiggar Building on Main Street, and finally our home on Croton Avenue, its mission has been unwavering: to provide the people of Ossining with access to books, resources, and information. The library has served the Ossining community through two World Wars, the Great Depression, and an unprecedented boom in media and technology that has transformed the library and library services.

We are thrilled to announce that we will be commemorating the library’s milestone anniversary throughout 2018, beginning with a kickoff on Saturday, February 10, from 2pm to 4pm that will launch a year’s worth of programs and activities for all ages, celebrating the library, the Ossining community, and 125 years of history and culture.

We hope that you will join us in celebrating our library in 2018.  Visit our website ( and follow us on social media for updates on our planned events to celebrate the year.