Blog

Keep up with our latest news, events and book recommendations and more by following the Albany Public Library blog!

Summer Reading Fun Starts June 24

June 19, 2017 | Youth Services

It's our favorite time of the year -- Summer Reading! From June 24 to Aug. 19, APL encourages kids and teens to read by providing prizes and special activities. Librarians and educators have long encouraged kids to read every day during the summer, even if it’s just for 10 minutes a day. Student...

Illustrators Featured in New Art Exhibition

June 1, 2017 | Adult Services

“Illustrated” opens on Friday, June 2, with a special reception from 6:00 to 8:00 pm at the Pine Hills Branch. The reception is free and open to the public, and includes light refreshments and live music. The library's newest art show is a survey of the illustration medium as a whole and feat...

Upcoming Book Talks

June 1, 2017 | Adult Services

We've got two book reviews, a special program, and an author talk for you in this month's Friends of APL book talks. The group hosts 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.). These talks are free...

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...