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SummerFest Party for Families is July 9

July 6, 2016 | Library News

Enjoy fun in the sun with Albany Public Library at the seventh annual SummerFest outdoor family party this Saturday, July 9, from 12 pm to 2 pm at the Delaware Branch (331 Delaware Ave.). This free outdoor family-friendly festival features bounce houses, activities, games, close-up magic, a robot da...

Summer Reading Fun at APL

June 30, 2016 | Youth Services

School is out and summer reading is in at Albany Public Library. Now through Aug. 20, APL encourages reading by providing prizes and special activities to keep kids and teens engaged and entertained during those long summer months away from school. Participants register and record their reading in p...

Zoom into Nano at APL

June 7, 2016 | Youth Services

Ever wondered what nano science really is and how it impacts the world around you? Albany Public Library is hosting a series of family science nights this summer designed to help youngsters, and their parents, investigate the world of nano science using hands-on activities.The “Explore Science: Zo...

Voters Approve Library Budget

May 17, 2016 | Library News

Albany city residents voted May 17 to approve a 1.0 percent increase in the annual tax levy to support the Albany Public Library. The 2017 budget was approved by a final vote of 2,284 to 1,228.The approved 2017 library operating tax levy is $6,652,455. The owner of a $150,000 home in the city of Al...

APL Budget Vote is May 17

May 16, 2016 | Library News

The library's budget vote and trustee election is Tuesday, May 17. Voters will be asked to cast ballots on the APL proposed 2017 budget and three candidates for APL Board of Trustees.Please use these links to learn more about the vote, proposed budget, and trustee candidates:APL proposed 2017 budge...

A Report to Our Community

April 19, 2016 | Library News

We’re proud to present our 2015 community report to you! The report details our accomplishments and highlights some of the programs and services that are available at Albany Public Library.“We are excited to show you the good work we did last year, thanks to your investment in our city. We pride...