Fort Edward Union Free School 2021 -2022 Budget Passed!

Congrats to our two newest selected Board of Education Members Amanda Durkee and John Gugliamo

Congratulations to the two top Students of Fort Edward UFSD…

Valedictorian Benjamin Colvin and Salutatorian Lillian Newell.

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Both Benjamin Colvin and Lillian Newell are holding the banner for our Summer Reading program. They had just finished up their First Grade Year!

June 9, 2021 Library Board Meeting

The library will hold it’s monthly board meeting online and in person. Those who would like to attend in person, there is a limit of 6 as library staff and board members will be attending. The meeting will begin at 7:00 pm Wednesday June 9, 2021 and the link to attend online is below. Please contact the library at 518-747-6743 if you are having any difficulties in logging onto the Zoom meeting.

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 886 4941 2203

Passcode: Uc9Qx9

Seed Growing Kit

Please call the library at 518-747-6743 to pre-register. One seed container per family please.

Women of Science at the New York State Museum

Facebook LIVE: The Amazing Freshwater Mussel!

March 4, 20211 pm

  • Online Only

Join Museum scientist and freshwater ecologist Dr. Denise Mayer on a dive into the mysteries of fascinating freshwater mussels. What are mussels and why should we care about them? How long do mussels live and how can we tell their age? What roles do they play in the environment? What can we do…

We invite you to participate in this program by asking questions of the presenter via Facebook Live!

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Recorded after 5pm: is external)

Burial Sketch

Video Presentation: Bioarchaeology Basics with Julie Weatherwax and Lisa Anderson

March 5, 202110am

  • Online Only

In archaeology, human skeletal remains are a unique and important source of information about life in the past. When discovered during excavation, the first question is often, “Who was this person?” Join bioarchaeology technician Julie Weatherwax to learn some of the methods used to “read” the…

The New York State Museum presents “Women of Science” programming. Viewers can virtually meet Museum scientists, learn about their research through filmed presentations, and e-mail questions which will be answered by the scientists themselves!

Ask questions! As you are watching any of the Women of Science program videos, if you have a question you would like to ask one of our expert women scientists, send them an email at sends e-mail)

Photo Gallery

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.

No ILL Delivery

Due to the impending weather forecast for Thursday December 16, Ft. Edward and other libraries were notified that there will not be any ILL Delivery Service through SALS on this date. Fort Edward will not know of the uncertainty of being open or closed until Thursday morning. If the library director feels that the inclement weather would be hazardous to patrons and staff, the library will close for either all or part of its daily hours and recommends contacting the library at 518-747-6743 to confirm being open.

Due to the impending weather forecast for Thursday December 17, 2020, SALS notified libraries that there will not be any ILL delivery service on this day. If the Ft. Edward library director feels opening would be hazardous to patrons and staff, Ft. Edward will be closed and reopen on Friday December 17th at 10:00 am. If weather conditions improve during the day, the library may then open for a few hours. However, it is always best to call the library at 518-747-6743 to verify that we will be open.

Thank you!

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.