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Albany Public Library (APL) welcomed the community back to the newly renovated and expanded North Albany Branch with an open house celebration on Wednesday, Oct. 19. The open house activities included: a ribbon cutting ceremony with remarks from library and community officials, tours of the renovat...

Albany Public Library is welcoming the community to the newly renovated North Albany Branch for an open house celebration on Wednesday, Oct. 19, from 4 pm to 7 pm. The open house activities include: A ribbon cutting ceremony with remarks from library and community officials at 5:30 pm Tours o...

Albany Public Library is proud to honor the Delaware Area Neighborhood Association (DANA) with the 2022 Community Partner Award. The award presentation will take place at the Literary Legends Gala hosted by the Friends and Foundation of Albany Public Library (FFAPL) on Oct. 1. “The Delaware Are...

With book challenges on the rise across the country, libraries are even more dedicated to shining a light on how the freedom to read is essential to democracy. Every year, Albany Public Library (APL) participates in Banned Books Week to highlight the power of communities uniting to resist censorship...

Albany Public Library is hosting “Lasting Impression,” a new Art at APL exhibit curated by Opalka Gallery, at its Pine Hills Branch. “Lasting Impression” can be viewed by the general public during operating hours at the Pine Hills Branch through Nov. 5. Art professors often have dual roles...

APL Names New Executive Director

May 24, 2022 | Library News

The Albany Public Library Board of Trustees unanimously appointed Andrea Nicolay as the organization’s new executive director at a special meeting on May 24. Nicolay currently serves as director of libraries in the town of Arlington, Mass. She will start at APL on August 1. Nicolay replaces Scott...