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The old, existing Edgewater library closed officially on Wednesday, Nov. 14 at 6 p.m., and the new Edgewater Library, at 1800 Harlan St., will open – with expanded hours – on Monday, Nov. 19 at 9 a.m.

The Grand Opening Celebration will run the day before, Sunday, Nov. 18, from 2 to 6 p.m., with activities appropriate for babies through adults 60+, English and Spanish speakers alike. Show (or sign up for) a library card and be entered to win an iPad or one of five Amazon Fire HD8 tablets! The drawing closes at 6 p.m., and winners will be announced the following Monday, Nov. 26.

Get in the spirit of the season with the library’s Holiday Open House/Navidad a Puertas Abiertas, featuring refreshments, festive face painting and a special appearance by Santa Claus, Thursday, Dec. 13, from 4 to 7 p.m. Suitable for all ages, English and Spanish speakers.

Weekly storytimes for all families continue after the grand opening: Baby Time, Mondays from 10:30 to 11 a.m., offers bouncing, singing, rhyming and reading stories for all babies, even newborns; Preschool Time, Tuesdays from 11 to 11:45 a.m., with stories, singing, rhyming and dancing, followed by a craft craft activity; Cuentacuentos en espanol/Spanish Story Time, Wednesdays, from 11 to 11:30 a.m., sharing crafts, stories, and rhymes in Spanish; and Toddler Time, Thursdays from 11 to 11:30 a.m., offers songs, rhymes, dances and stories. Children under four must be accompanied by an adult at all storytimes.

For more information, call 303-235-5275 or visit