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Spring Break Activities April 22-27

April 17, 2019 | Youth Services

It’s almost spring break, and the Albany Public Library has lots of fun and free activities planned to keep kids and teens entertained during their time off from school. All library activities are free and open to the public. Here are just a few of the free programs planned for kids and teens at ...

Growing Readers Baby Shower April 28

April 17, 2019 | Youth Services

Helping parents raise a generation of readers is the goal of Albany Public Library’s annual baby shower event and ongoing early literacy initiative. The Growing Readers Baby Shower takes place on Sunday, April 28, from 1 to 3 pm at the Arbor Hill/West Hill Branch at 148 Henry Johnson Blvd. The fr...

Home ownership is the ultimate dream for many families, but buying a home can be a daunting process. Albany Public Library is hosting the Capital Region Homebuyer Fair on Saturday, April 13, from 10 am to 2 pm at the Washington Ave. Branch to provide potential homebuyers with valuable information to...

The Albany Public Library Board of Trustees has approved a 2020 budget with no tax levy increase. The 2020 library operations budget is $7,153,022—the same amount as the 2019 spending plan. Because the budget does not raise the tax levy, the library is not required to put it out for a public v...

2018 Community Report

March 14, 2019 | Library News

Read all about our 2018 accomplishments in our new COMMUNITY REPORT. We're also sharing this report at a number of Albany neighborhood association meetings this spring. You can see an APL representative at these neighborhood associations (N.A.): + Buckingham Lake N.A. -- March 14 + New Albany N...

Women’s History Month Programs

February 20, 2019 | Adult Services

Albany Public Library is celebrating Women’s History Month by commemorating the important role of women in our nation’s history with special activities at select branches. All programs are free and open to the public. Documentary & Discussion: “What Tomorrow Brings” March 4 (Mon) | 6:0...