Youth Services

Summer Reading Starts June 23

June 14, 2018 | Youth Services

School is (almost) out and summer reading is in at Albany Public Library. From June 23 to Aug. 30, APL encourages kids and teens to read by providing prizes and hosting special activities. Librarians and educators have long encouraged kids to read every day during the summer, even if it’s just fo...

Sci Fi, Comics & Pop Culture Collide at APL

April 30, 2018 | Adult Services

“May the force be with you” at Albany Public Library as its branches celebrate Star Wars Day on May 4 and Free Comic Book Day on May 5 with special activities and giveaways. The public is invited to participate in these free events. The Star Wars Day activities are for children and teens, while ...

Growing Readers Baby Shower is April 22

April 12, 2018 | Youth Services

Growing Readers Baby Shower takes place on Sunday, April 22, from 1 to 3 pm in the 2nd floor community room of the Washington Ave. Branch at 161 Washington Avenue. The free event is for expectant parents, new parents, and parents of preschool-age children—and their offspring. Adults learn tips an...

Spring Break Fun at the Library

March 26, 2018 | Youth Services

It’s almost spring break, and the Albany Public Library (APL) has lots of fun and free activities planned to keep kids and teens entertained during their time off from school April 2-6. All activities are free and open to the public.   Here is a sampling of the free programs planned for kid...

Teen Tech Week March 4-10

March 1, 2018 | Youth Services

We’re celebrating Teen Tech Week with some cool programs for kids and teens at our branch libraries. Explore the creative side of technology – including music recording, game coding, and 3D art – with us! Books 2 Beats Come to the library and turn books into raps! We’ll provide a selectio...

Beat the winter break blues with some fun and educational activities at the library! Our branches are hosting special programs and events to keep kids and teen entertained during school vacation Feb. 19-23. And best of all, these fun events are free and open to everyone! Here is a sampling of the ...