Ossining and Route 9 looking North.

I’ve lived in Briarcliff Manor, which is part of the town of Ossining, for about 17 years and have never once been to the Ossining library. I’d agreed to meet someone there and after we had met I decided to go inside and take a look around. Briarcliff has it’s one library housed in what used to be a train station. A few years ago it was enlarged. It’s a nice little library, but not in the same class as this one. As you approach Ossining going south on Route 9 you can see the library. It’s an imposing building up on a bluff overlooking Ossining and the the Hudson river. It’s quite modern and seems to spread over at least three floors. Apart from the study tables each floor has small reading areas with comfortable chairs. There’s also a periodicals reading area (I believe it was dedicated to John Cheever, the famous author who was a resident of Ossining from 1956 to 1982). This area had it’s own fireplace. The staff were friendly. All in all a very impressive library. The views from the library are superb.

Through a window.

Another view through the window with the Hudson River and the Pallisades in the background.

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