Ribbon-Cutting for New Edgartown Library

There will be a formal ribbon-cutting at the new Edgartown Library from noon to 2 p.m. on Saturday, June 25.

Selectmen Explore Buying Generator for New Edgartown Library

Funds for an emergency generator were cut from the Edgartown library budget early in the building process, but now school and library officials say one is needed. Selectmen will explore the idea.

New Edgartown Library to Open Its Doors Monday

On Monday, March 21, at 11 a.m. the new Edgartown Library will open its doors to the public. There will be an official opening ceremony later this summer, but as for Monday nothing special is planned beyond the usual coffee and baked goods for patrons.

Story Ends After 112 Years at Edgartown Carnegie Library

On Friday patrons and staff said goodbye to an old friend as the last book was checked out at the old Edgartown Public Library on North Water street, ending the brick building's life as a library.

After Delays, New Edgartown Library on Track to Open Next Year

The new Edgartown Library, scheduled to open in June, will most likely welcome its first patrons sometime next spring because of construction delays and a struggle to stay within the original $11 million budget.

New Director Chosen for Edgartown Library

The Edgartown Library Board of Trustees has voted to hire Lisa Sherman as the next director of the town’s free public library. She will succeed Jill Hughes, who will step down at the end of August after three years as director. Ms. Sherman is currently the director of the Aquinnah Library.

Preservation Trust to Take Over Edgartown Library Building

Edgartown selectmen Monday voted unanimously to transfer ownership of the town’s historic Carnegie Library building to the Martha’s Vineyard Preservation Trust, which plans to transform the building into a visitor center and repository for historic books, papers and art.

Edgartown Library Director to Leave at End of Summer

Edgartown library director Jill Dugas Hughes will be stepping down from the job at the end of August, the library board of trustees announced this week.

As Costs Rise for New Building, Library Asks Selectmen for Help

Nearly a year after contractors broke ground on a new Edgartown library, the project is overbudget and behind schedule.

With Construction Next Door, Edgartown Library Loses Parking Lot

The Edgartown library is losing access to an adjoining parking lot next week, when renovations begin at a historic house next door. Starting Monday, patrons and staff will have to park their cars on North Water street or in other public parking spaces.