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Albany Public Library announces a new initiative, Creative Curbsides, which will provide local artists a chance to propose site-specific public artworks at two of its most frequented branches at a time when the libraries are meeting a large demand for curbside pickups. Creative Curbsides will creat...

Updated 10/2/20 Albany Public Library  is proud to honor the University at Albany’s College of Emergency Preparedness, Homeland Security and Cybersecurity (CEHC) with the 2020 Community Partner Award. The award presentation will take place at the virtual Literary Legends Gala hosted by the Frie...

APL is now providing in-person appointment services at two locations—Arbor Hill/West Hill Branch and Howe Branch. “APL staff are thrilled to welcome patrons inside our Arbor Hill/West Hill and Howe branches for appointment services,” said APL Executive Director Scott C. Jarzombek. “Our patr...

CONTACT APL STAFF: MONDAY-FRIDAY 10 AM-6 PM (518) 217-5601    (518) 217-8554    (518) 217-8323   askalibrarian@albanypubliclibrary.org    In-Person Services by Appointment at 2 Branches (New 9/14/20) Curbside Pickup by Appointment at 5 APL Branches  Continuation of Service Plan: Gu...

September 9, 2020 Update: The Continuation of Service Plan is revised and updated as guidance and circumstances change. Please view the most recent version of the plan here.  March 13, 2020 The Albany Public Library Board of Trustees unanimously approved the Continuation of Service Plan, a docume...

7 Neighborhood StoryWalks for Families

August 14, 2020 | Library News

Find the 7 APL StoryWalks® in Albany Albany Public Library has partnered with several community and city organizations, and the Upper Hudson Library System, to bring StoryWalks® to seven Albany neighborhoods. A StoryWalk® is a way for families with young children to enjoy reading stories while ...