Slideshow: Edgartown library move begins

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A crowd of Island children and their parents carried books through Edgartown on Saturday in a celebratory move from the closed Carnegie library on North Water Street to the new library on Robinson Way.

After brief remarks at an opening ceremony on the steps of the old library, library staff invited children and patrons to christen the new library with the symbolic move of several dozen children’s books. The rest of the library collection’s nearly 40,000 items will be moved over the next three weeks.

At the new library, the group was greeted with refreshments and an inside look at the new facility.

An opening date for the the new Edgartown library, will be posted on the library’s website and Facebook page.

Late fines on materials due during the closure will be forgiven after the new library opens.