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Ethelbert B. Crawford Public Library

Ethelbert B. Crawford Public Library

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About Us

The Ethelbert B. Crawford Public Library is the community's favorite place to meet, to learn and to discover. The Library connects people to each other and to the world.

The library is home to the literary landmark Vera's Story Garden, a beautiful outdoor garden with a mosaic chair dedicated to the memory of award-winning children's book author Vera B. Williams. We are also home to Monticello's first civic mural. The library is host to over 50 programs a month for children, teens & adults and we pride ourselves on being the heart of our community. Whether you enjoy local history, musical performances, tarot readings, craft classes, writers groups, book clubs, volunteering, or even indoor nerf wars, the library has got something to offer for you. Check out our website for more information on upcoming programs.

Library has books, movies, magazines, video games, discovery kits, audio books, e-books, large print books, newspapers and more for your borrowing. We also provide tech help and high-speed internet access. Printing, copying, scanning services are available as well.

Don't have a library card? No problem. Just bring your photo ID and proof of residence in Forestburgh, Thompson, Monticello or Bethel to our circulation desk to get your own library card and take avantage of all that the library has to offer for free.


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Handyman Needed at EBCPL
Category: Facilities, Maintenance, and Repair
We are looking to contract with a jack of all trades. This person must be able to spackle and paint, adjust doors, install light fixtures, replace switches or dimmers, and other tasks that involve minor building & grounds repairs/replacements/installations.  Please call or email Danielle DiStefano at 845-794-4660 x 6 or ddistefano@rcls.organd provide 3 professional references. 
Contact: Danielle N. DiStefano
Phone:845-794-4660 x6
Part-Time Security Attendant
Category: Facilities, Maintenance, and Repair
We are also seeking a person experienced in building safety, security, and basic building maintenance to fill a part-time Security Attendant position*. This position is responsible for helping protect library users, staff, materials, furniture, equipment, and premises by circulating throughout the public areas and grounds to maintain an orderly atmosphere conducive to safe and pleasant library more
Contact: Danielle N. DiStefano
Phone:845-794-4660 x6

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