Staff Picks – UPDATED for 2016!

Albany Public Library and the Upper Hudson Library System are proud to provide the latest and greatest materials to our members. We strive to have the most recent bestsellers, new releases from local authors, and everything you are looking for.

Our librarians add new materials to our collection every week, and you can find these items in our online catalog.

We’ve compiled a list of best new books for kids & young adults to help you find the perfect gift for the young readers in your life.  You can also read a more in-depth review of the books on this list from our Youth Services staff.

We also put together a list of books our staff read and loved this year, many of which were written years ago but which we didn’t get around to reading until 2016.  You can also check out quotes & pictures of our staff with their book selections.

Check out a sampling from both lists below!