MONTICELLO, NY (October 18, 2015) — Due to circumstances beyond their control, the Ethelbert B. Crawford Library, which just held a book brigade and ribbon cutting, must re-open Monday, October 26th instead of the morning of October 19th, as planned.
Items (some bookcases, computers and computer desks) have not arrived and key technologies that would allow them to circulate materials (security gates and checkout pads at circulation stations) are not yet functioning as they should.
There are no simple workarounds to these issues leaving them no other option than to delay re-opening until they can get the necessary items delivered, installed and up and running. The library appreciates your patience.
Feel free to use the bookdrop at the new library now. If you suspended your holds and they are now due to begin coming in, the library will do their best to manage them so those that do arrive in delivery are there for you when we re-open Monday, October 26th.
The Book Brigade conducted on the afternoon of Sunday, October 18, was phenomenal thanks to 250 plus participants braving the chilly weather to make library history. The EBCPL hopes that those that stayed for the ribbon-cutting ceremony following the book brigade enjoyed getting a glimpse at what is to come.