Youth Services


Story Times

During the year, Toddler Times are Mondays at 10:00 and Pre-k Story Times are Fridays at 10:30.

All story times are free and open to the public.

Registration is requested, but walk-ins will be accepted if space and supplies permit.

In case of inclement weather Story Times will be cancelled if Monticello Central School District announces a closing or delayed opening, even if the library opens at our regular time.



Toddlers Time- Mondays at 10:00

This is an Early Literacy Program for babies, toddlers and their caregivers.  This program will use rhymes, books, and finger plays to develop skills that will help your child get ready to read.  Many activites require one-to-one adult/child interaction. 



Preschoolers' Story Time- Fridays at 10:30

This program for 3 and 4 year-olds, will continue to develop early literacy skills with stories and crafts. 



Teen Programs

Become a library volunteer

Are you interested in becoming more involved with the library and your community? Volunteer at the library and earn community service hours. Volunteers help with everything from shelving books to helping with programs. Fore more information, click the links below. Still have questions? Give the library a call, or email Cheryl at

For Volunteers

Volunteer Policy



Join the Ethelbert B. Crawford Public Library battle of the books team: The Novel Bunch

Do you like trivia? Are you a big reader? Do you enjoy crazy prizes and fun? If so, maybe you should join our Battle of the Books team! Join us as we prepare to compete in the Ramapo Catskill Library System wide book-trivia competition. We meet weekly, and new members are welcome!

Contact Peggy in the Children's Room (794-4660 ext. 5) for a list of the books and information about practice sessions.



Movies at the Library

The Children's Room holds a Family Movie Matinee on Saturdays at 1:00 pm. Movie selections will be rated either G or PG, and will be suitable for family viewing. Children under 10 years of age must be accompanied by a responsible adult.

Teen Movies are the first Saturday of the month. Movies may be rated up to PG-13, and are intended for teens and young adults.

Some longer movies will start earlier. Please ask staff for information about the specific titles and times.