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CONTACT US: Call the branches. Phone numbers can be found here.  Email askalibrarian@albanypubliclibrary.org   Reminder: Masks covering the mouth and nose are to be worn by everyone (age 2 and older) in the library. We will give you a mask if you don't have one. Anyone who refuses to wear ...

All Branches Open on Saturdays

August 2, 2021 | Library News

We're now open on Saturdays from 12 pm to 5 pm at all branches!* Here's what you can do at the library: Browse the collections of books, DVDs, magazines, CDs, and more Pick up materials (inside or at the curb) Use a computer (appointment recommended) Purchase/replenish CDTA Navigator bus ...

StoryWalks in 3 Locations During Summer 2021

July 23, 2021 | Youth Services

StoryWalks are back!! Walk around your favorite park while reading one of our favorite picture books! This summer, we've got three StoryWalks for you and your family to enjoy: (1) Read "Rain!" at Black Lives Matter Park (corner of Livingston and N. Lake). It starts near the basketball court and pr...

The Delaware and Pine Hills branches are participating in the summer food distribution program and have free lunches available to those ages 18 and under on certain days of the week this summer. Free lunches are available a these branches through the week of Aug. 23: Mondays at 12 pm to 1 pm | ...

North Albany Branch Undergoing Renovation

July 21, 2021 | Library News

Albany Public Library’s North Albany Branch is undergoing a renovation that will add space and amenities to the smallest location in the seven-branch district. Once complete, the North Albany Branch will have a new program room, small meeting room, staff workroom, two bathrooms, and dedicated entr...

Great news for patrons: Washington Ave. Branch is now open and five branches are adding hours starting today, June 1! With these changes, APL is operating at 93% of its pre-pandemic capacity. “The COVID-19 numbers, vaccination rates, and operational capacity are finally at a place where we are al...