Monthly Library Board Meeting October 14, 2020

The Fort Edward Free Library Board of Trustees October 14, 2020 board meeting @ 7:00 pm will be held both virtually and in person. Maximum occupancy is 9 individuals. At this time, the library director and possibly a few other board members will be attending from the library but the meeting will be held online. Social distancing is required if attending from the library and you must bring your own technology to access this meeting as screen time sharing is not allowed.

Please contact the library at 518-747-6743 if you have any difficulties logging onto the Zoom Link.

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Cell Phone Scavenger Hunt Problem

It has come to my attention that some individuals are not able to access the “Scavenger Hunt” story from their cell phones. Therefore, please log on from a computer. You must answer this first clue to begin the Scavenger Hunt Story:

Clue # 1: “This library’s name is similar to Fort Ticonderoga and Fort William Henry with “Edward in the name as well. Did you guess it? If you guessed Fort Edward Free Library you are correct!

Now Google Fort Edward Free Library, go to their website, locate the Scavenger Hunt image, and click on it. Here you will see the title of the book and the next two pages where the story begins. When finished reading the pages shown in the story, you will need to find and answer the next library clue to continue reading the story. There are no links to get you to that library. Remember to Google this library, find their website, locate the Scavenger Hunt Image, and click on it to read the next pages in this book.

You will be rewarded with a Free Stewart’s Ice Cream Cone Coupon (one per child). When you go to redeem your Ice Cream Cone Coupon from your own community library, they may possibly ask you some questions about the story. Such as: can you remember some of the animals in the book, how many library clues did you find, and what library may have had the easiest or hardest clue? Have a parent, grandparent, sibling or friend read it with you or read it with a group of friends. Take a photo of who you may have read the book with and send it to your local library. It’s about having fun while reading the story and finding the clues to these libraries in the Southern Adirondack Library System.

The Fort Edward Free Library is thrilled to have these libraries collaborate and participate with us in this Scavenger Hunt Story. Funding for the Scavenger Hunt is provided partly through this year’s 2020 Holiday Match Grant of which the Ft. Edward Free Library was a recipient.

SCAVENGER HUNT

Welcome to the Scavenger Hunt Story of Germs Make Me Sick! By Melvin Berger.

Welcome to page 1! Can you read the book and solve the clues?

Children that participate and complete the story will be given one Free Stewart’s Ice Cream Cone Coupon. (Only 1 coupon per child).

This Scavenger Hunt story will not only teach kids and families about germs but will also give them a glimpse into some of the libraries within the Southern Adirondack Library System.

Clue pages will begin on the Fort Edward Library’s website Monday September 14th.

After reading each clue, you must Google the library you found in the clue. The story will continue. There is no link, so have fun finding each library! You will be asked at your own library to name a few libraries where you found the clues to get your Free Stewart’s Ice Cream Cone Certificate.

September Board of Trustees Meeting

The September 9, 2020 Library Board of Trustees meeting has been changed to Tuesday September 8, 2020 @ 6:00 pm. Please contact the library at 518-747-6743 if you would like to join our meeting through Zoom.

Hours open Sept 1- Labor Day

Tuesday September 1 – 10:30 am – 12:30 pm; 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm; 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Wednesday September 2 – 10:30 am – 12:30 pm; 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Thursday September 3 – 9:30 am – 12:30 pm; 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Closed Friday September 4 through Monday September 7. Tuesday Hours will resume on 9/8/2020. Have a safe and enjoyable Labor Day Weekend.

open Limited Service

Limited in library services will begin

Starting Thursday, July 16th, Limited in library services will begin.

FACE COVERINGS WILL BE REQUIRED FOR ALL INDIVIDUALS ENTERING THE BUILDING. If someone is physically unable to wear a face covering, please call the library @ 518-747-6743 so we can assist you in bringing materials to you or making a copy for you. Curbside Service will still remain in effect and is encouraged.

Hand sanitizer is required upon entering the building. Those who may have allergies to hand sanitizers, please call the library to inform the staff. We will escort you into our building and to the restroom where you will wash your hands with soap and water. Public restrooms can only be entered with the key from library staff.

Strict occupancy numbers will be enforced. Maximum of nine patrons and two library staff while encouraging social distancing. A limit of three individuals per area of the library at one time will be enforced other than that of a family unit together. If necessary, patrons may be asked to queue outside until our maximum occupancy is no longer exceeded.

Patron browsing only with no lingering. You may browse a shelved book only to read the insides of the front and back cover. You are not permitted to thumb through the pages. Any book you have picked up and decided not to borrow, you must leave it in the assigned area for staff to then disinfect. It does not need to be quarantined as it has not gone home with you. Staff will be cognizant of those patrons who are not following the browsing guidelines in the over handling of books and browsing privileges may then be taken away for a short time.

New books and DVD’s are limited to that of two per patron with a 7-day loan and no renewals. Maximum number of any library materials is that of 6 per patron and possibly a short term loan if there are many requests for a certain title or movie.

One computer will be available for use by appointment for 30 minutes and will not be available again on the same day.

Reduced open hours for patrons will remain in effect at this time.

No material donations will be accepted nor will we allow them to be left on library property at this time.

All library materials must be left in the dropbox as they must be quarantined for up to 96 hours. Do not bring them inside the library. Library materials will remain on your library card until we can check them in after the quarantine time has expired

Please remember that in order for us to stay open and moving forward, please adhere to wearing a face covering, practice social distancing, and stay home when you are sick.

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 fte-director@sals.edu. 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

 Category: SALS News

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