Edgartown Library

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.

Kids' Night Out

Kids can count down the New Year a little early at the Edgartown library on Wednesday, Dec. 31, from 1 to 3 p.m.

Town Reopens Side Road Near Library Construction Site

Robert’s Way near the Edgartown School has been closed all summer but will now be open at night and on weekends, following a vote by the town selectmen this week. Fire and police departments asked that the road be reopened for better safety and emergency access.

Run for the Library

The second annual Friends of the Edgartown Library 5K run will take place on Monday, Sept. 1. The event is open to walkers or runners.

Edgartown Library Construction Hampered by Water Table Issues

Crews are working to remove water encountered at the site more than one month ago during the excavation of an elevator pit. Previous explorations into the ground had not shown the true height of the water table.

Edgartown Library Breaks Ground; Foundation Releases Funds

Construction of the long-planned new Edgartown Public Library is underway. This week, the library foundation handed over $110,000 to the trustees to use for the project.