• 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.
  • E-Books Now!
    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

Fall Story Times

Toddler Story Time- Mondays at 10:00

Spanish Story Time- Thursdays at 10:00

Pre-K Story Time- Fridays at 10:00

Thank you!

Thanks to you, our patrons, the library budget passed. Congratulations to Marcia Raponi and Sari Rosenheck on being elected to the library board of trustees.


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Library staff help you find what you are looking for and more.  Friendly and efficient staff help you locate and/or order the materials you seek. Whether you need books, periodicals, audio books or DVDs staff is on hand to offer assistance. With an online catalog you can help yourself from the library or from home. Computers for public use are available with free wireless Internet access if using your own computer/device.  

See how much you save using the library.  Check out our 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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