Youth Services

Raising a Reader Baby Shower is April 22

April 12, 2018 | Youth Services

Raising a Reader 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 a...

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 ...

Albany Public Library invites local families to visit any one of its seven branches for Take Your Child to the Library Day on Saturday, Feb. 3. Families can tour the wonderful neighborhood libraries and see what education and entertainment resources are available to children, teens, and adults. Alb...

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. ...