• 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

Library Closing

The library will be closed on Monday, September 1, in observance of Labor Day. We apologize for any inconvenience.

2015 Library Budget & Trustee Election

Wednesday, October 15, 2014      3:00 P.M.-8:00 P.M.

The Proposed Budget for 2015 may be viewed online.  Copies are also available at the library. 

Two board of trustee seats are up for re-election.   Incumbent trustee Marcia Raponi has indicated that she will be seeking re-election.  Incumbent Joseph Fowler has indicated that he will not be seeking re-election. 

Petitions to be placed on the ballot for a trustee seat are available at the library.  Petitions must be returned to the library by September 15, 2014.  For information please call the library (845)794-4660 x6. 


Library Catalog Upgrade   8/29/2014

The Ramapo Catskill Library System will be upgrading the library catalog software on August 29th, 2014, between 10:00AM and 2:00PM

During those hours the public catalog will not be available.  This upgrade will also affect Boopsie access.

After the upgrade the search screens will look and feel the same, the web page coding behind the scenes will be modified.

Supported browsers for viewing the catalog include the two most recent desktop versions of Chrome, Safari, Firefox, and IE.

Tablet-based browsers may work, but are not officially supported.

Tablet users may alternatively use the: RCLS Mobile App for catalog searching.

Fall Story Times

You can be part of the decision to pick out the days and times for our Fall story times! We want to better serve the library community by having these great programs on days that are convenient for you. Please help us out by filling out this brief survey.

Final decisions on the story time schedule will be announced in mid September.



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.   



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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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