Youth Services

Stories & Art in the Park July 10-Aug. 14

July 10, 2017 | Youth Services

We’ve got a special summer series for preschoolers and their families – Stories and Art in the Park! Every Monday from July 10 through Aug. 14 – at 10:30 to 11:30 am – our librarians perform active storytimes at the Washington Park Playground. Kids also do fun arts and crafts activities p...

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...

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...

Winter Vacation Fun for Kids & Teens

February 17, 2017 | Youth Services

Beat the winter break blues with some fun and educational activities at Albany Public Library. The library’s branches are hosting close to 30 programs Feb. 20-25 to keep kids and teen entertained during school vacation. All activities are free and open to the public.Here is a sampling of the free ...

Youth FX invites the community to attend an open house at its new home base at Albany Public Library’s Washington Ave. Branch on Wednesday, Jan. 25, at 6:00-8:00 pm. During the open house, Youth FX leaders will provide tours of the office and project space, filmmakers will discuss upcoming worksho...

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...