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Library Trustee Candidates Announced

April 19, 2016 | Library News

Four candidates will be on the May 17 ballot for three seats on the Albany Public Library Board of Trustees. The candidates (listed in ballot order) are:Mitzi Lawrence of Patroon CreekBrenda Robinson of Livingston Ave.Matthew Finn of Jay St.Karen Strong of Chestnut St.The four candidates are seeking...

Raising a Reader Baby Shower April 24

April 18, 2016 | Youth Services

Helping parents raise a generation of readers is the goal of Albany Public Library’s annual baby shower event and new early literacy initiative. The annual Raising a Reader Baby Shower takes place on Sunday, April 24, from 1 to 3 p.m. in the large auditorium of the Washington Avenue Branch at 161 ...

APL Named a Top Workplace

April 18, 2016 | Library News

We are thrilled to have been named a 2016 Top Workplace by the Times Union! "The Top Workplace honor is really a testament to our staff, 67 percent of whom live in the city of Albany," said APL Executive Director Scott Jarzombek. "The library is a center of our community staffed by your friends and...

Library Hosts Homebuyer Fair April 16

April 4, 2016 | Adult Services

Home ownership is the ultimate dream for many families, but buying a home can be a daunting process. Albany Public Library is hosting the Capital Region Homebuyer Fair on Saturday, April 16, to provide potential homebuyers with valuable information to get them started on the path to owning a home. T...

Budget Vote & Trustee Election May 17

March 15, 2016 | Library News

Albany city residents go to the polls Tuesday, May 17, to vote on the Albany Public Library tax levy and choose three new members for the library Board of Trustees. The 2017 budget plan was approved unanimously by the Board of Trustees at its March 8 meeting.The proposed 2017 operating tax levy of ...

Summer Youth Employment Info at APL

March 9, 2016 | Youth Services

Teens can learn more about Albany’s Summer Youth Employment Program at several clinics at Albany Public Library branches between March 15 and March 31.The city's Summer Youth Employment Program is designed to provide any young person, age 14-18 who resides in the city of Albany, with a summer work...