Reading Is Power

Business Address:
PO Box 9
Edwards, NY  13635
Phone: 315-562-3521
Fax: 315-562-2600
Email: earcher@hepburnlibrary.org
Hepburn Library of Edwards is open to the public daily: Monday: 12-5 PM, 6:30-8:00 Evenings
Tuesday: 12-5 PM, 6:30-8:00 Evenings
Wednesday: 9 AM-12:00 PM
Thursday 1-4 PM
Friday: 9:00 AM-12:00 PM
Other events at the library:
Wednesdays from 10:00-11:00 AM: Story hour at the library for all ages.  Games, crafts, stories ... the public is welcome to attend.

* Up to date books, magazines, large print books, audio books and three newspapers
* We welcome out of town patrons
* Friends of library welcomes members

We Offer:

  • Copy service: $.25 a page on copy machine or computer printer
  • Fax service: $2.00 a page for incoming or outgoing fax
  • Three public access computers with internet service
  • Scanner and photo printing program: small fee
  • CD Writer: small fee
  • Notary Public service
  • Story Hour: Wednesdays 10:00-11:00 AM

Our Library's Beginning

Early in 1900 a wealthy north country native, A. Barton Hepburn, donated a library to each school he served as a District Superintendent.  He endowed those libraries in Colton, Edwards, Hermon, Lisbon, Madrid, Norfolk and Waddington.

Each town agreed to raise a specific amount of tax monies annually, to continue the support of the library.  Hepburn, a wise businessman, thus assured long financial life for the libraries.  our forefathers valued education and the people voted to accept Hepburn's offer.

On October 1, 1921, the Edwards Library was dedicated.  A beautiful red brick exterior, stunningly accented by four white columns, greeted the public on opening day, November 19, 1921.

Today, the library serves as a cultural center and is faithfully supported by our town board financially.  It enjoys the active interest and support of a broad base of town and village citizens who use the library and volunteer time and talent to ensure that A. Barton Hepburn's wise investment will continue to benefit many.


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