• Welcome!
    The library is not just books. Check us out at 393 Broadway (Route 42N) in Monticello, N.Y., or call 845-794-4660.
  • E-Books Now!
    Do you have an iPad, Nook, or e-Reader, etc.? Would you like to borrow books for your device? Enjoy your favorite books on the go, in the car, or on your e-Reader. Here's where to go!
  • Summer 2015
    Join us for a great summer full of exciting programs. We will have events for children, teens and adults, ranging from story times to drawing workshops to lectures. To find out more about summer programs, visit the see our program calendar or call the library.

Upcoming Events

Silent Auction Items

The Friends of the Library is holding a silent auction of two chairs that are original to the library building, and a card catalog. Bids will be accepted at the Bagel Festival on August 16, as well as the Friends' Sneak Peak on October 7. For more information on the Friends, come to their next meeting on August 10, sign up for the Friends email list below, or come to the library to join the Friends!

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Community Survey and Logo Contest

We are conducting a community survey to make sure we provide the best services possible when we move into our new location at 479 Broadway. Please take a moment to fill out the survey to tell us what types of services and programs you would like to see offered in the library, and provide feedback on our current services.

If you would like to fill out a print version of the survey, need it in large print or in Spanish, please ask at the library circulation desk.

We are also selecting a logo for the library. Students from the Monticello High School graphic design class submitted designs for consideration, and three were selected by library staff and the board of trustees. The final decision is up to you! Let us know which logo you want to represent the library.

The community survey and logo voting will both be open until July 31. One submission per person for both the survey and logo. Multiple submissions will void answers and submissions.


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Library staff help you find what you are looking for and more.  They will help you locate and/or order the materials you seek:  books, periodicals, audio books or DVDs. Help yourself from the library or from home using our online catalog. Library computers are available for public use and free wireless Internet access is available if using your own computer/device.  

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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
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For some, certain words can be a trigger that can set off a chemical reaction of anger, fight or flight, peace, fear, and even love, which in turn can affect us in our daily lives, even our health.

The Power of Words is a course designed to create an introspection of self using words.

"It's not what you say, but how you say it." Or is it?


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