• Welcome to the E. B. Crawford Public Library!
    We're not just books anymore. Come and check us out at 393 Broadway (Route 42N) in Monticello, N.Y., or call us at 845-794-4660.
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    Do you have a iPad, Nook, or an e-Reader, etc.? Would you like to borrow books for your device? Enjoy your favorite books on the go, in the car, and on your e-Reader. Here's where to go!
  • Online Book Clubs!
    Do you like Romance, Mystery, Thrillers? Want to find a novel you haven't read before? Then you should check out our Email Book Clubs. Choose any or all of our many genres, for free! Read a new book every week and enjoy the variety.

Welcome to the Ethelbert B. Crawford Public Library

Upcoming Events:

Oscar Israelowitz: Welcome Back to the Catskills Slideshow

Tuesday, July 29th at 7:00 pm

A slideshow and lecture based on Oscar Iraelowitz's best-selling book Welcome Back to the Catskills. The program feaatures many of the grand hotels such as Grossinger's, the Concord and the Nevele which all served as the training ground for some of the greatest entertainers in the world. There will be a discussion about the Delaware & Hudson Canal and the Roebling Bridge over the Delaware River. And Much, Much More!

Story Times for All Ages

Hebrew/English, Mondays at 10:30 am

Spanish/English, Wednesdays at 10:30 am


Family Read Aloud, Wednesdays at 3:00 pm

At our library we help you find what you're looking for and more. We provide a friendly and efficient staff to help you locate and/or order any materials you need. Whether you need books, periodicals, audio books or DVDs,  our reliable staff is on hand to help you. We  have an online catalog where you can help yourself whether you're at the library or at home. We also have computers for public use and free wireless internet if you bring your own computer.  

If you want to see how much money you are saving by using the library, then you have to check out our new Library Value Calculator.   



 Library Hours                                        

Mon 9 am 7 pm

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Tues 9 am 6 pm
Weds 9 am 7 pm
Thurs 9 am 6 pm
Fri 9 am 7 pm
Sat 11 am 5 pm
Closed Sundays
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E-mail Book Clubs

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