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Library Budget Approved

May 16, 2017 | Library News

Albany city residents voted May 16 to approve a 1.5 percent increase in the annual tax levy to support the Albany Public Library. The 2018 budget was approved by a final vote of 2,165 (76%) to 691 (24%). The approved 2018 operating tax levy is $6,981,873. The owner of a $150,000 home in the city ...

Albany voters go to the polls on Tuesday, May 16, to cast ballots on the library's budget and trustee candidates.   The proposed 2018 budget of $6,981,873 carries a tax levy increase of 1.5 percent. If approved, this means that an Albany resident with a home assessed at $150,000 will pay about an...

Upcoming Book Talks

May 3, 2017 | Adult Services

The Friends of APL host regular book and author events every Tuesday at 12:15 pm in the large auditorium of the library’s Washington Ave. Branch (161 Washington Ave.). The programs feature reviews of popular books by local speakers, as well as author talks and other special presentations. The tal...

Homebuyer Fair April 29 at Washington Ave.

April 28, 2017 | Adult Services

Home ownership is the ultimate dream for many families, but buying a home can be a daunting process. Albany Public Library is hosting the Capital Region Homebuyer Fair on Saturday, April 29, to provide potential homebuyers with valuable information to get them started on the path to owning a home. ...

5 Candidates for Library Trustee

April 18, 2017 | Library News

Five candidates will be on the May 16 ballot for three seats on the Albany Public Library Board of Trustees. The candidates in ballot position order, which was randomly selected, are as follows: (1) Brenda J. Robinson of Livingston Ave. (2) Arlene C. Way of Second St. (3) Sarah Shearer of Prospe...

Raising a Reader Baby Shower April 23

April 18, 2017 | Youth Services

Helping parents raise a generation of readers is the goal of the library's April 23 baby shower! The annual Raising a Reader Baby Shower takes place on Sunday, April 23, from 1 to 3 p.m. on the second floor of the Washington Avenue Branch at 161 Washington Avenue. The free event is for expectant p...