Library News

Library Trustee Candidates Announced

April 19, 2016 | Library News

Four candidates will be on the May 17 ballot for three seats on the Albany Public Library Board of Trustees. The candidates (listed in ballot order) are:Mitzi Lawrence of Patroon CreekBrenda Robinson of Livingston Ave.Matthew Finn of Jay St.Karen Strong of Chestnut St.The four candidates are seeking...

APL Named a Top Workplace

April 18, 2016 | Library News

We are thrilled to have been named a 2016 Top Workplace by the Times Union! "The Top Workplace honor is really a testament to our staff, 67 percent of whom live in the city of Albany," said APL Executive Director Scott Jarzombek. "The library is a center of our community staffed by your friends and...

Budget Vote & Trustee Election May 17

March 15, 2016 | Library News

Albany city residents go to the polls Tuesday, May 17, to vote on the Albany Public Library tax levy and choose three new members for the library Board of Trustees. The 2017 budget plan was approved unanimously by the Board of Trustees at its March 8 meeting.The proposed 2017 operating tax levy of ...

“Albany Reads” Fundraiser is April 16

March 4, 2016 | Library News

 Book lovers and foodies can satisfy these two interests by participating in the second annual “Albany Reads: Books and Bites” fundraiser hosted by the Albany Public Library Foundation on Saturday, April 16.On that evening, a number of Albany residents will host small-plate dinners at their...

Sunday Hours Now at Bach Branch

January 8, 2016 | Library News

APL is adding Sunday hours at the Bach Branch starting Jan. 10, 2016. The library’s Board of Trustees unanimously approved the service expansion at a Dec. 8 meeting.“Expanding our service to the community by adding Sunday hours at more branches has been a goal of mine. I’m pleased that we foun...

Albany Literary Legends to be Honored

October 28, 2015 | Library News

Two authors with strong Albany ties—GREGORY MAGUIRE and BARBARA SMITH—will be honored at the second annual Literary Legends event on Saturday, Nov. 14, hosted by the Albany Public Library Foundation at the library’s Delaware Branch.                                       ...