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A statement from Albany Public Library Executive Director Scott C. Jarzombek: Our democracy has been challenged in a way it has never been before. As scary as the world is right now, there is light at the end of this tunnel. And, there is work that Albany Public Library can do to help get our com...

We invite you to view the new Creative Curbsides art exhibitions at our Bach and Arbor Hill/West Hill branches! This new public art project was done in partnership with Opalka Gallery as part of the Art at APL program. The art graces the front windows of the Bach Branch and the Arbor Hill/West Hill...

Join the Winter Reading Challenge

January 5, 2021 | Library News

Winter reading is here! Adults, teens, and children can participate now through March 1. Get a bingo card and start reading! Here’s how you can participate: Pick up a bingo card at one of our five curbside pick up locations. Download a bingo card here. ADULT bingo card | YOUTH bingo card ...

POP Plans for Library Leaders

December 11, 2020 | Library News

By Scott C. Jarzombek Albany Public Library Executive Director Pandemic librarianship is a challenge. Many of us in leadership are thinking, “This is not what I signed up for.” However, it is our job to rise to challenges and guide our organization forward. We do that through planning. A good ...

Albany Public Library will temporarily close for in-building appointment services starting Tuesday, Dec. 8, due to the surge in positive cases of COVID-19 in Albany County. “We have been preparing for the possibility that an increase in the virus spread in our community would require the library ...

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