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Albany Public Library (APL) is hosting a special Banned Books Week virtual talk with popular youth author Jarrett J. Krosoczka about his graphic memoir Hey, Kiddo: How I Lost My Mother, Found My Father, and Dealt with Family Addiction on Tuesday, Sept. 28, at 6:30 pm. Krosoczka will share his story...

Albany Public Library is adding service hours on Sunday afternoons at two branches starting this Sunday, Sept. 12. The Arbor Hill/West Hill Branch and Bach Branch will be open on Sundays from 1 pm to 5 pm. The rest of the branches are closed on Sundays. In addition, the Washington Ave. Branch  is...

A youth program at Albany Public Library aims to address systemic racism and uplift BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color) artists through art and performance. “Branching Out: Amplified Voices” is a partnership program with APL, Youth FX, Albany Barn, and the Albany Center Gallery, and i...

The Albany Public Library has updated our Continuation of Services Plan. This plan ensures that patrons can access core services in person during any stage of the COVID-19 pandemic. We do not, unless the state calls for it, foresee a shutdown as we did in the winter. Why the change? We have learned...

APL Enters HIGH Phase of Pandemic Operations

August 25, 2021 | Library News

Albany Public Library’s new Continuation of Services Plan begins Wednesday, Aug. 25, with the suspension of some in-person services due to the high community transmission of COVID-19 in Albany County. Those suspended services are: study rooms, meeting rooms, in-person reference assistance, all in...

Albany Public Library has updated its Continuation of Services Plan in an effort to ensure that patrons can access core services in person during any stage of the COVID-19 pandemic. The updated plan follows Centers for Disease Control (CDC) metrics and guidance regarding community transmission of th...