Thursday, May 25, 2017

We are pleased to share with you our library's Long Range Strategic Plan.  This plan, which will guide our library through the next three years, was developed with input from community members, community leaders, library staff, library volunteers, and the library's Board of Trustees.  We look forward to working toward the goals that were identified and to continuing to provide a high level of library service to the Ossining Community.  Thank you to all who participated in developing this plan, from those who served on the Long Range Planning Committee, to those who attended focus groups and filled out surveys.  We could not do what we do without the ongoing support of the Ossining community.  Thank you.

Thursday, October 6, 2016

Thank you to the Ossining Community for your feedback

During the spring and early summer, many Ossining community members stepped up and shared their views of the Ossining Public Library and their hopes for their library and their community.  Over 2,000 surveys asking about library use and community needs were completed, both on paper and online, in English and in Spanish.  Over 150 community members, community leaders, library staff, and library volunteers attended either a focus group or a community meeting to share their views about the library.  We were pleased with both the quantity of responses that we received and the quality of the insight that people shared.  What was most clear to us is that the Ossining community cares deeply about its library.

We are currently working on the final leg of our long range strategic planning process.  Over the summer, we sifted through the results of all of the feedback that we received.  We also started on the technology and space assessment portions of our planning process, looking at our technology infrastructure, our technology services, and our use of the spaces in our beautiful building to be sure that we deliver the best, most responsive library service to our community and to see where we can do better or work differently to meet the community's needs.

We look forward to finishing up this stage of our long range planning process and can't wait to share our plan with the community that gave us such thoughtful feedback. 

Monday, May 9, 2016

Help plan the future of the Ossining Public Library

The Ossining Public Library has embarked on a Long Range Strategic Planning process and we need your help.  In order to plan for the future of the Ossining Public Library, we would like to gather as much input from our community as possible.  Below you will find a link to our online survey.  The survey consists of eleven questions and can be completed in just a few minutes, but your input means the world to us.  As an incentive, survey respondents will be entered into a drawing to win an iPad mini, courtesy of the Friends of Ossining Public Library.  Please share this survey with your friends, family, and neighbors and join us in planning for the future of the Ossining Public Library.

Many thanks,
Karen LaRocca-Fels
Library Director

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

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, collections, policies and facility. If you are interested, please attend the community meeting on Tuesday, April 12, 2016 at 7:00 pm in the Budarz Theater in the library.  All are welcome and no registration is required.  Please use the lower entrance for this event.

The library will also host a number of community focus groups and will be distributing a survey to the community in an effort to obtain feedback.  Please contact the library at (914) 941-2416 ext. 333 and speak to the Library Director, Karen LaRocca-Fels, for more information.