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APL Gives Early Holiday Present to Taxpayers

December 7, 2016 | Library News

Albany Public Library is sharing a special gift with the people of Albany this holiday season—savings on their library taxes. The library is able to save $200,000 each year for the next 20 years by refinancing the 2007 Branch Improvement Plan bonds, which funded the construction of two library bra...

New Nov & Dec Program Guide

November 7, 2016 | Adult Services

We've got a new program guide, covering November and December, for all of you library fans out there in Albany-land! There are some interesting activities and events on tap at APL branches in November and December. Here are just a few:Family Cocoa & Paint Afternoon | Nov. 12 | Delaware Branch...

10/25 UPDATE: The library's Board of Trustees unanimously approved a project to refinance the Branch Improvement Plan bonds at a special meeting on Oct. 24. The project involves refinancing the nine-year-old bonds, which funded the five new/renovated branch libraries, to get a better interest rate ...

SummerFest Party for Families is July 9

July 6, 2016 | Library News

Enjoy fun in the sun with Albany Public Library at the seventh annual SummerFest outdoor family party this Saturday, July 9, from 12 pm to 2 pm at the Delaware Branch (331 Delaware Ave.). This free outdoor family-friendly festival features bounce houses, activities, games, close-up magic, a robot da...

Voters Approve Library Budget

May 17, 2016 | Library News

Albany city residents voted May 17 to approve a 1.0 percent increase in the annual tax levy to support the Albany Public Library. The 2017 budget was approved by a final vote of 2,284 to 1,228.The approved 2017 library operating tax levy is $6,652,455. The owner of a $150,000 home in the city of Al...

APL Budget Vote is May 17

May 16, 2016 | Library News

The library's budget vote and trustee election is Tuesday, May 17. Voters will be asked to cast ballots on the APL proposed 2017 budget and three candidates for APL Board of Trustees.Please use these links to learn more about the vote, proposed budget, and trustee candidates:APL proposed 2017 budge...