The library is closed.

There will be no staff until further notice.
All programs are cancelled or postponed.

Emergency Contact Numbers:

 Library related: troubleshooting e-resources (Hoopla, RB Digital, Overdrive, Libby, etc.) or if you have a library related question (PIN #, library card, etc. please call

Jervis Library in Rome: 315-336-4570
They are generously donating this service: M-F, 11 am-7 pm

 Local: Linda Weal, Library Director:

You can still contact the Old Forge Library directly through our
Facebook page or by email at

WI-FI is available 24/7 on Library grounds.

 Please check our Facebook page and website for updates and utilize the e-books, audiobooks, and digital magazines available at Take materials from the box in the vestibule.

 We LOVE our patrons and wish you well.   We’ll be back as soon as it is safe! 



Evening Book Group
Jul 29 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

July 29 ~ A well Behaved Woman by Therese Fowler
August 26 ~ Becoming by Michele Obama
September 30 ~ The Gown by Jennifer Robison
October 28 ~ The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt
November 25 ~ The Other Einstein by Marie Benedict






New members are always welcome!

Happy Birthday Harry Potter! Stop by for a cupcake and present!
Jul 31 @ 1:00 am – 8:00 pm
Adult Summer Writers Workshop
Jul 31 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
“Petals, Pastels and Plein Air” Montana Fletcher Solo Exhibit ~ First Friday Artwalk Opening Reception
Aug 2 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Friends of the Library Meeting
Aug 6 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

The Friends of the Old Forge Library, founded in 1977, is a volunteer organization whose goals are to promote library programming and to help raise revenue to support the library.  The group sponsors Authors’ Day, Art Exhibits, and events of local interest such as Adirondack Programming. In addition, the Friends publish four newsletters a year. Revenue is raised through book, bake, & bazaar sales, and their annual BASH Benefit.
The Friends meet on the first Tuesday of each month at Noon and welcome new members.

Music in the Gazebo Series
Aug 6 @ 4:00 pm

Join us on the library lawn and listen to live music with Mary Moore and Joe Bolton. Bring a blanket or folding chair. The event will be moved inside if the weather warrants   it.

Upcoming Music in the Gazebo events:
Tuesday August 20 ~ Dan Vellone    4 pm

Adult Summer Writers Workshop
Aug 7 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Board of Trustees Meeting
Aug 8 @ 5:30 pm
Friends of the Library Bash, Fundraiser
Aug 11 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

$20 suggested donation
Wine tasting, hors d’oeuvres, raffles drawn, door prizes, auction!


World Explorers Share Adventures!
Aug 13 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

World Explorers to Share Their Adventures at the Old Forge Library

On Tuesday August 13th from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. world travelers Zoe Agasi and Olivier Van Herck will share their one of a kind world-wide adventure at the Old Forge Library.  Their unique mode of transportation will astound all those attending this event as they use Old Forge as a hub for the next leg of their journey. 

Starting in northern Europe in 2016, they have spent 903 days traveling by bike, foot, sailboat and soon by canoe. They have been sharing their experiences and the people they have met along the way on social media and on their website  Having carefully logged every mile, they will present an interesting and colorful perspective on how they see the world around them.  By the time they reach Old Forge they will have logged over 4,500 miles by self-provided power.   After a short rest here in town, they will continue their journey starting from the Old Forge Pond, traveling along the Northern Forest Canoe Trail towards Fort Kent, Maine in their Northstar canoe.

Sponsored by Northstar Canoes, The North Face, Northern Forest Canoe Trail, Mountainman Outdoor Supply Company and countless other Companies, Businesses and Friends, their program will capture a unique perspective that few others have had the opportunity to experience.  Come join us for an evening of adventure as they present an interactive and entertaining presentation.  Admission is free and all are welcome.