Library Celebrates Reopening Branch and Membership Drive Kickoff

Essex County Library to Celebrate Cottam Branch Reopening  and Kickoff of Spring Membership Drive 

The Essex County Library is proud to announce the re-opening of its Cottam Branch beginning Monday, March 20th. To mark the occasion, the Cottam Branch (122 Fox Street, Cottam) will be hosting an open house and ribbon cutting ceremony at 1:00pm.  

“Cottam is the last of our branches to reopen, and we couldn’t be happier to be bringing our services  back to that community,” said Chief Librarian Adam Craig.

Essex County Library recently reopened the Ruthven and Comber branches and launched a new location for its Stoney Point branch in February. The  Comber, Ruthven, Stoney Point and Cottam branches had been closed to the public since early 2020 and the beginning of the COVID 19 pandemic.  

To celebrate, March 20th will also be the start of the Essex County Library Spring Membership Drive. 

“Being open for business is only part of the equation; we also need to remind people that we’re here  and that we have a lot to offer,” said Craig. “Now that we’re getting back to 100%, we want to take the  opportunity to re-introduce ourselves to the communities we serve.”

Essex County residents can stop at any branch location to sign up for a card. 

The Essex County Library Spring Membership Drive will run from Monday, March 20th to Saturday, April  1st.

Visit the ECL website at for branch hours of operation. 

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