News from the Noteworthy: Fund will support Otego library

Dennis Fowler

News from the Noteworthy: Fund will support Otego library

A donation to the Community Foundation of Otsego County from Otego author Dennis Fowler has created The Greater Otego Library and Education Fund, focused on maintaining the Harris Memorial Library building, supporting library programs and operations, and encouraging activities to educate and enhance the lives of the residents of the village.

“Otego is such a wonderful place,” said Mr. Fowler, a 50-year resident and writer with nearly 60 books published, including a recent science fiction novel, Earth’s Song. “I just want to see it succeed.”

He and his wife, Peggy, worked in New York City before moving to Otego in the 1970s, where they became deeply involved in the community — she in Orpheus Theatre and Habitat for Humanity, he in the Otego Harris Library, where he became board president and directed an expansion of the building.

“Dennis’s love for Otego and his piece of it is obvious in every sentence he speaks,” said CFOC Executive Director Jeff Katz.

“It was a pleasure to work with Dennis to create a fund which will enhance life in Otego for many, many years to come,” said Harry Levine, CFOC board president. “A key goal of the Community Foundation is to channel people’s generosity in the most effective way possible. There couldn’t be a better way to start a new year than to announce the new Greater Otego Library and Education Fund at the Community Foundation of Otsego County.”

The Community Foundation offers a range of services and plans to assist donors in meeting their charitable goals and invites nonprofits working in Otsego County to apply for new awards in 2022. There are no application deadlines. For more information, visit the Foundation’s website at or email


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