Youth Services

Teens Build Dancing Robots at Library

February 8, 2016 | Youth Services

Teens will be building robots that can make music and dance in a new months-long program at Albany Public Library. Beat Bots is a free workshop series that combines science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and art for ages 11-17 at the library’s Washington Ave. Branch and Pine Hills Branch....

Library Partners with Youth FX

January 29, 2016 | Uncategorized

Albany Public Library (APL) is partnering with Youth FX for an entire year of free filmmaking programs for teens. Thanks to a Best Buy Community Grant, APL will offer workshops at multiple branches throughout 2016, including single-day and multi-week programs for ages 11 to 17. “Teaching young peo...

Halloween Fun at APL Oct. 24-31

October 23, 2015 | Youth Services

Albany Public Library is sharing the Halloween spirit with our friends in the community in a series of free programs and activities for kids and teens from Oct. 24 through Oct. 31. Here’s a full list of the fun Halloween activities for youngsters scheduled at APL. All events are free and open to...

Stories & Art in the Parks

June 30, 2015 | Youth Services

We had such a great time venturing out of the library and into Washington Park for story time yesterday! Did you miss it? Don't worry--we're doing it again every Monday this summer. APL is partnering with the City of Albany's Department of Recreation and Albany Barn for a six-week series of story...

Summer Reading Fun Starts Now!

June 26, 2015 | Youth Services

  [embed]https://youtu.be/kPYQObRx8cY[/embed] School is out and summer reading is in at Albany Public Library! Starting Saturday, June 27, through Saturday, Aug. 22, APL encourages reading by providing prizes and special activities to keep kids and teens engaged and entertained during those ...

WEXT @ APL

June 5, 2015 | Music

Did you ever want to hear yourself on the radio? Did you used to play DJ and announce songs for your friends? On two occasions, local independent radio station 97.7 WEXT visited the library and gave kids and teens the chance to do just that! WEXT DJ Chris Wienk came into the Youth Services room of ...