Youth Services

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. ...

Can't make it to a forum?  Click here to let us know your thoughts!  Albany Public Library is hosting two community forums in an effort to gather neighborhood and patron input about the future of the North Albany Branch library. Community members are encouraged to attend one or both of these s...

Bike the APL Branches on Sept. 16

September 14, 2017 | Adult Services

Gather the family, hop on your bikes, and ride to several APL branches on Saturday, Sept. 16, for the first annual Bike the Branches event. Cyclists of all ages and abilities are invited to participate in this free ride that travels to four of APL’s neighborhood branches over the course of a few ...

New Programs for Fall at APL

September 12, 2017 | Adult Services

Welcome fall with some great new programs at the library! We've got a number of interesting new activities planned for September and October. Check out our latest program guide to read all about them. Here's a small sample of what we have planned: 3D Printing Class & Retro Gaming Tournamen...

Stories & Art in the Park July 10-Aug. 14

July 10, 2017 | Youth Services

We’ve got a special summer series for preschoolers and their families – Stories and Art in the Park! Every Monday from July 10 through Aug. 14 – at 10:30 to 11:30 am – our librarians perform active storytimes at the Washington Park Playground. Kids also do fun arts and crafts activities p...

Summer Reading Fun Starts June 24

June 19, 2017 | Youth Services

It's our favorite time of the year -- Summer Reading! From June 24 to Aug. 19, APL encourages kids and teens to read by providing prizes and special activities. Librarians and educators have long encouraged kids to read every day during the summer, even if it’s just for 10 minutes a day. Student...