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APL is excited to introduce Creativebug to our community! With your APL library card, you can now enjoy free, unlimited access to thousands of online arts and crafts classes. View classes anytime, anywhere, and take on projects at your own pace. You can access Creativebug from a computer or downlo...

Albany Public Library (APL) is hosting a special Banned Books Week virtual talk with popular youth author Jarrett J. Krosoczka about his graphic memoir Hey, Kiddo: How I Lost My Mother, Found My Father, and Dealt with Family Addiction on Tuesday, Sept. 28, at 6:30 pm. Krosoczka will share his story...

Albany Public Library is adding service hours on Sunday afternoons at two branches starting this Sunday, Sept. 12. The Arbor Hill/West Hill Branch and Bach Branch will be open on Sundays from 1 pm to 5 pm. The rest of the branches are closed on Sundays. In addition, the Washington Ave. Branch  is...

A youth program at Albany Public Library aims to address systemic racism and uplift BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color) artists through art and performance. “Branching Out: Amplified Voices” is a partnership program with APL, Youth FX, Albany Barn, and the Albany Center Gallery, and i...

The Albany Public Library has updated our Continuation of Services Plan. This plan ensures that patrons can access core services in person during any stage of the COVID-19 pandemic. We do not, unless the state calls for it, foresee a shutdown as we did in the winter. Why the change? We have learned...

APL Enters HIGH Phase of Pandemic Operations

August 25, 2021 | Library News

(Updated 9/14/21) Restrooms are now available upon request by library patrons. We remain in the HIGH phase of operation. Albany Public Library’s new Continuation of Services Plan begins Wednesday, Aug. 25, with the suspension of some in-person services due to the high community transmission of CO...