• 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!
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    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:

Tuesday, August 26th at 7:00 p.m.

Some Strings Attached

Ramona Jan & Marionettes

An Extraordinary musical comedy review featuring artisan-crafted marionettes; some of which have been made from ordinary household items such as pocketbooks, sneakers and mop heads.

This Program is Free & Open to the Public.

Thursday, August 21st at 6:30 p.m., DOWNSTAIRS

Media Arts Program, Film Premier

Tween & Teen Media Arts documentary film viewing

*Part of the week-long

Summer Media Arts Program for Youth

For Ages 11+   This program is in collaboration with Nesin Cultural Arts.  

Kids will make their own documentary. They will film and edit everything themselves; the movie will premier at the library on August 21st. 

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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