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Before you head to the polls on Tuesday, please take a little time to learn more about the three candidates running for the library’s Board of Trustees. The following videos showcase the candidates’ answers to questions posed to them at a forum on May 11.   Reasons for running for library...

Programs and Activities Galore at APL

May 13, 2015 | Library News

There's never a reason to be bored if you live in a city with a great public library system! Here at APL, we host dozens of educational and entertaining programs every week -- and they're all free. Check out the library's May & June program guide for listings and information about upcoming even...

Learn About Budget Vote in New Video

May 7, 2015 | Library News

Want to hear more about the library’s upcoming budget vote on May 19? Tune in to this new video hosted by our executive director, Scott Jarzombek. In less than eight minutes you’ll learn about: Our library system and what you can find at our seven branches The proposed 2016 budget and its p...

Library Gears Up for May 19 Vote

April 23, 2015 | Library News

With flat spending plans for the past two years, we are now gearing up for a May 19 vote on the library’s proposed 2016 budget. That spending plan carries a 1.6 percent increase, which is under the NYS property tax cap. This means that the average homeowner would pay about an extra $3.71 next year...

APL Needs You!

April 17, 2015 | Library News

Are you interested in serving your community? Do you love libraries? Have you considered running for Albany Public Library’s Board of Trustees? We have two trustee seats that are up for election on May 19. The newly elected members will serve five-year terms alongside seven other city residents w...

Join us for Albany Reads

April 17, 2015 | Library News

Calling all foodies and bibliophiles…the Albany Public Library Foundation is hosting a special fundraiser called Albany Reads: Books and Bites on Saturday, April 25, and would love for you to join them! This entertaining event calls for hosts to invite friends and neighbors to read Wicked, writte...