Ossining Public Library Receives $60,000 State Grant for Modular Spaces

Senator Reichlin-Melnick tours the Ossining Public Library with Ossining Town Supervisor Dana Levenberg & Ossining Village Trustee Manuel Quezada, and presents a check for $60,000 to Library Director Karen LaRocca-Fels, Board of Trustees President Matthew Weiss and other members of the library team.

A $60,000 grant for the Ossining Public Library to support creating two new modular spaces has been secured by state Sen. Elijah Reichlin-Melnick through the State and Municipal Grant Program  

Modular meeting space on the second floor of the library will be added for community meetings, and modular spaces for Teen Service Staff Offices will be added elsewhere in the building. The $60,000 grant will cover the costs of construction, HVAC, electrical, and cabling work for these new flexible spaces.  

“Libraries are too often the unsung heroes of education, recreation, and community engagement,” Reichlin-Melnick stated. “The Ossining Public Library provides so many services for local residents that go way beyond loaning books – and all for free.” 

Ossining Public Library Board of Trustees President, Matthew Weiss stated: “Having this support will enable our dedicated staff to provide enhanced programs and services to our passionate patrons.” 

Ossining Public Library Director Karen LaRocca-Fels stated: “This project allows us to provide much needed meeting and study spaces for our community and also allows us to provide more support for our teenaged patrons by positioning our Teen Services staff nearer to where our teens use the library.”

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