September 2021 Library Board of Trustees Meeting

Our monthly meeting for September is being held on Wednesday September 15th at 7:00 pm. This meeting is an in person meeting until we need to revert back to online meetings. Face coverings are required for everyone vaccinated and unvaccinated. Please contact the library @ 518-747-6743 if you have any questions.

Tales and Tails T-Shirts

T-Shirts have arrived for those children who participated and completed the 2021 Tales and Tails reading requirements individually or in Mrs. Smatko’s, Mrs. Brewer’s, or Ms. Miller’s classes. The library staff has the names of those who are a recipient of this free T-Shirt. Please contact the library at 518-747-6743 regarding any questions.

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Animal Tales by Storyteller Diane Edgecomb Thursday July 22, 2021 @ the Canal Street Marketplace Fort Edward, NY.

**If Raining, this event will be held inside the Roger’s Island Visitors Center. (limited seating of 25 as still need to maintain social distancing of 3 feet if not with family members) You must wear a mask even if vaccinated.

One of America’s most beloved storytellers, Diane is known for transforming into the characters in her tales bringing stories to vibrant life.

Animal Tales with Master Storyteller Diane Edgecomb: Who has the best ales in the World? Animals do! From folktales about adventurous monkeys to a true tale of a neighborhood squirrel that drives everyone NUTS!

No Library Board Meetings During July and August 2021

As with previous years, the library board of trustees of the Fort Edward Free Library do not meet (unless an emergency) during the Summer months of July and August 2021. All library affairs will be overseen during these months by the library board president, library treasurer, and library manager/director.

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Titled Adult Fiction Books Available …..7 Day Loan

Stepping Back to Stage 11 Guidelines

With Covid-19 Positive numbers going up in Ft. Edward,  it was decided by the Library Board of Trustees and Director to revert back to our re-opening plans of Stage 11 Curbside library services beginning Tuesday January 19, 2021 with open hours not changing.   Patrons can request materials by phone, e-mail, and ILL.  Patrons are asked to contact the library to set up a convenient pick-up time during library hours.   If a patron arrives early or later than the arranged pick-up time, there may be a few minutes wait time due to staff assisting other curbside pickups.    Library staff will continue offering the service of copying and faxing for patrons.  To ease any patrons concerns regarding privacy with copies and a fax, the copier/fax machine will be located in view for patrons to observe staff handling this information.  

  • Library Phone Number is: 518-747-6743 (please speak slowly and clearly when leaving your name, phone number, and message.)
  • Library e-mail is:
  • Website address is:

Coming very soon is our Gallery of Shelved Books and DVD Photos that will be on the library website.   This will allow patrons the availability to browse the shelves virtually while we are in Stage 11.  Please contact the library with any questions or concerns.  All materials are quarantined for up to 96 hours after they have been returned and will continue to appear as “out” on your library card until checked in.  Fines are not accrued during this time. 

Holiday Dates Closed

Friday and Saturday January 1 and 2, 2021 for the New Year Holiday. Please stay safe and have a Happy New Year! Regular hours will resume Monday January 4, 2021 @ 10:00 a.m.

2021 Erie Canal Calendar

2021 Erie Canal Calendar

The 2021 Erie Canal Calendars have arrived and once again the photos are spectacular! Calendars are free and on a first come basis. The library is open from 10:00 am – 1:00 pm Monday – Friday; 3:00 – 6:00 pm Monday and Tuesdays; 3:00 – 5:00 pm Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. Saturday 10:00 am – Noon. We still offer curb service if you would like to call us at 518-747-6743 when you arrive we will bring a calendar out to you.

open Limited Service

Regular Hours Have Resumed

Regular Hours Have Resumed

*Masks Required to Enter the Library Building unless under age 2

*Browsing and limited public computer time will be available

*Sitting, Eating, and Drinking will NOT be allowed temporarily

*Staff may place limits on the amount of time patrons spend in the Library

  • Meeting Rooms are not available.