Library Field Trips to the Albany NYS Museum

The Fort Edward Free Library will be sponsoring two field trips to the Albany NYS Museum. The first field trip will be on Saturday February 15th for the Rock and Fossil Fun Fair. This program is located at the Adirondack Hall of the Museum.

Mine for minerals, forage for fossils, experiment with a river replica, and more at the 4th Annual Rock and Fossil Fun Fair at the New York State Museum. Be sure to bring your rocks and fossils from home for identification. With 10 science activities, face painting, balloon animals, and prizes…

Registration is required and there is a $5 fee per person and is refundable the day you board the bus departing from the Fort Edward School Parking Lot. Any no-shows will forfeit their registration fee and it will be considered a donation to the library. The bus will depart precisely at 9:00 am and arrive at the Albany Museum between 9:45 am and 10:00 am. This program begins at 10:00 am and concludes at 1:00 pm. Those who wish to get lunch after the conclusion of the program can do so but must be back on the bus by 1:50 pm for departing. Arrival time back at the Ft. Edward School parking lot will be around 3:00 pm. Children and teens younger than the age of thirteen must be accompanied by an adult. Anyone older must have a signed permission slip signed by a parent or guardian. Contact the library at 518-747-6743 for more information. You may bring your own lunch (you must carry it with you at all times) or you can buy lunch at the Food Court located in the Concourse. Available to Ft. Edward residents of the Village, Town, and our local Business Entrepreneurs.

Second Library Field Trip to the NYS Albany Museum Saturday March 14, 2020

Meet the Scientists Saturday March 14, 2020. Hands – on activity tables that allow you to be the Scientist!

Assemble a human skeleton, learn what a trilobite is, understand the secret lives of freshwater mussels, explore Native American art and so much more.

Cultural anthropology, Bioarchaelogy, Archaeology, Malacology, Botany, Geology and Paleontology are some of the fields represented in this amazing, fun-filled event!

11:00 am – 2:00 pm Actvity tables and talks. 2:30 – 3:30 pm Ask the Scientists panel discussion.

There is a $5 Registration fee per person that is refundable the day of boarding the bus. If a no-show, the registration fee of $5 will then be forfeited as a donation to the Ft. Edward Free Library. The bus will depart from the Ft. Edward School Parking lot at precisely 10:00 am arriving in Albany between 10:45 and 11:00 am. The bus will depart from the Museum at 4:00 pm and arrive back at the school between 4:45 and 5:00 pm. Those younger than the age of 13 must be accompanied by an adult and those 13 and older must have a signed permission slip to attend. You may bring your own lunch (you will have to be responsible in keeping it with you) or you can buy lunch at the food court at the Concourse. Contact the library at 518-747-6743 to register, pay your fee, and sign a permission slip. Available to residents of Fort Edward Village, Town, and our local Business Entrepreneurs.

Happy 2020!

The library is closed January 1, 2020! Regular hours will resume on Thursday January 2, 2020 1:00 – 5:00 pm


Meeting Room Policy

Article six of the American Library Association Bill of rights, which has been endorsed by the Fort Edward Free Library, reads as follows:

Libraries which make exhibit space and meeting rooms available to the public they serve should make such facilities available on an equitable basis, regardless of the beliefs or affiliations of individuals or groups requesting their use.

The Fort Edward Free Library maintains two meeting room areas which may be used by not-for-profit community groups and agencies in the Village and Town of Fort Edward.  The meeting room areas are not available for individuals.  Meeting room use is subject to the following guidelines approved by the library board:

  1. Room areas may be used for educational, cultural, informational or governmental/ civic activities and my include public lectures, panel discussions, workshops and other similar functions.
  2. All meetings and programs shall be free and open to the public – no admission may be charged or donations requested at the door.  Requiring charges for supplies, materials, handouts, study books, etc., is likewise prohibited.
  3. Except for fundraising events sponsored by the library, or other organizations affiliated with the library,  room areas may not be used for fund-raisers such as garage sales, bake sales, etc.  It is permissible for authors and performers to sign and sell materials following a library-sponsored performance or presentation.
  4. Public meeting room area use does not constitute library endorsement of the beliefs or ideas expressed by organizations or individuals using the space.  Meetings should not be publicized in a manner that suggest library sponsorship or affiliation.
  5. The library reserves the right to cancel a reservation room area for library purposes.
  6. All groups are responsible for setting up and taking down any extra tables and chairs.
  7. All groups are responsible for any damage caused to library property during meeting room use.
  8. All groups are responsible for leaving meeting room areas in a clean and orderly conditions.
  9. No Smoking or Tobacco use is allowed on library premises.
  10. No Alchohol may be consumed on library premises.

Meeting room request forms are available at the library.