Grass Seed Head Craft

The library is offering a Free Grass Seed Head Craft grab and go kit for children residing in the Village and Town of Fort Edward. At this time, there are twenty kits available. All kits come with instructions and materials to make your Grass Seed Head of Hair and will be available for pick up on Thursday July 9th from 10 am – 12:30 pm and 2:00 pm – 4:30 pm and all kits must be reserved by contacting the library at 518-747-6743 or All kits and materials have been quarantined for 72 hours prior to pick up.

Here is the you tube video in making this craft. Please send us a pic of your Grass Seed Head of Hair and tag the Fort Edward Free Library on facebook so that we can see you unique Grass Seed Head.

Social Injustice Statement

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Social Justice Statement

 By jscott    06/16/2020 0

As the nation reflects on its history of violence and injustice towards minorities, it is imperative that individuals and organizations speak out and take action.

The Southern Adirondack Library System is committed to addressing and dismantling ingrained racism. As trusted community institutions, public libraries must work for the public good by ensuring equitable, diverse, and inclusive libraries that are robust, brave spaces for difficult conversations. We will routinely review policies, procedures, and structures for bias and will collaborate with our libraries and communities to do the same.

We will identify and share resources that reflect diverse experiences and impact the lives of Black people, Indigenous people, and People of Color.

Finally, we will be accountable for our actions and our work going forward.

June 8, 2020

Library Board of Trustees June 10, 2020 Meeting / Link to attend Zoom Meeting

The Fort Edward Free Library Board of Trustees will hold its June 10, 2020 meeting online @ 7:00 p.m. The public can access this meeting on Zoom.

Time: Jun 10, 2020 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 895 9755 7050

Password: 6ezQ8k

Please call 518-747-6743 if you are having any difficulties logging onto this Zoom meeting.


Type in “overdrive” in the top right hand corner of the “search catalog” bar to find titles available to borrow online. You must have a valid library card to do so.

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.

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.