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Youth Services

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][/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 ...


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 ...

Star Wars Day on Free Comic Book Day

April 27, 2015 | Youth Services

As a lifetime lover of comic books myself, I am very excited that our library participates in Free Comic Book Day. Free Comic Book Day is a nation-wide event that originally started just in comic book shops. Now, due to its rising popularity, Free Comic Book Day is celebrated at schools, libraries, ...