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Voters Approve 2019 Library Budget

May 15, 2018 | Library News

Albany city residents voted today, May 15, to approve a 2.0 percent increase in the annual tax levy to support the Albany Public Library. The 2019 budget passed with a final vote of 2,385 to 846, which is an approval of 74 percent.   The approved 2019 library operating tax levy is $7,153,022....

If you're interested in children's literature, you'll want to listen to the latest episode of the Albany Made podcast! Two of our youth librarians, Christina Stenson-Carey and Stephanie Preston of our Pine Hills Branch, discuss the New York Times Best Illustrated Children's Books list for 2017. ...

Library Partners with Youth FX

January 29, 2016 | Uncategorized

Albany Public Library (APL) is partnering with Youth FX for an entire year of free filmmaking programs for teens. Thanks to a Best Buy Community Grant, APL will offer workshops at multiple branches throughout 2016, including single-day and multi-week programs for ages 11 to 17. “Teaching young peo...

Summer Staff Picks

July 29, 2015 | Uncategorized

Summer is such a busy season, especially when you live in upstate New York and you are trying to fit in every possible outdoor activity you can while you have the chance. Here at APL, we spend our summer encouraging kids and teens to read, and of course, trying to find time to devote to our own read...