Youth Services

7 Neighborhood StoryWalks for Families

August 14, 2020 | Library News

Find the 7 APL StoryWalks® in Albany Albany Public Library has partnered with several community and city organizations, and the Upper Hudson Library System, to bring StoryWalks® to seven Albany neighborhoods. A StoryWalk® is a way for families with young children to enjoy reading stories while ...

APL is thrilled to add Hoopla to our digital collection for you! Patrons can now download and stream movies, television shows, music, comics, books, and audiobooks from the Hoopla platform. You can enjoy these items on your computer, tablet, or phone – and even your TV! There is no waiting, so ti...

Black History Month Programs

February 4, 2020 | Adult Services

We're celebrating the achievements of African Americans during a series of Black History Month programs at our branch libraries during February. FOR ADULTS Black History Documentary & Discussion | Every Monday in February 6:00-8:00 pm | Howe Branch + Feb. 10 | "The Brothers: The Forgotten St...

Halloween Fun for Kids & Teens Oct. 19-Oct. 31

October 16, 2019 | Things To Do

There’s a ton of Halloween fun to be had at Albany Public Library this month. From “Spooky Taxidermy” to “Halloween Hauntings” and “Witches, Goblins, and Ghosts, Oh My,” kids and teens have a number of activities to enjoy. All programs are free and open to the public.   Hallowee...

If there's a teenager in your life, then you've probably heard a lot about Miles Morales, Spider-Man, and "Into the Spider-Verse" over the last few months. This super-popular character, comic book, and movie are the genesis of the new Read-It-Forward book for teens this summer -- Miles Morales: Spid...

School is (almost) out and summer reading is in! From June 17 to Aug. 30, Albany Public Library encourages kids and teens to read by providing prizes and hosting special activities.   This year’s theme is “A Universe of Stories,” so we’ll be hosting a number of programs related to plane...