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Youth Services

Albany Public Library (APL) is hosting a special Banned Books Week virtual talk with popular youth author Jarrett J. Krosoczka about his graphic memoir Hey, Kiddo: How I Lost My Mother, Found My Father, and Dealt with Family Addiction on Tuesday, Sept. 28, at 6:30 pm. Krosoczka will share his story...

A youth program at Albany Public Library aims to address systemic racism and uplift BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color) artists through art and performance. “Branching Out: Amplified Voices” is a partnership program with APL, Youth FX, Albany Barn, and the Albany Center Gallery, and i...

StoryWalks in 3 Locations During Summer 2021

July 23, 2021 | Youth Services

StoryWalks are back!! Walk around your favorite park while reading one of our favorite picture books! This summer, we've got three StoryWalks for you and your family to enjoy: (1) Read "Rain!" at Black Lives Matter Park (corner of Livingston and N. Lake). It starts near the basketball court and pr...

The Delaware and Pine Hills branches are participating in the summer food distribution program and have free lunches available to those ages 18 and under on certain days of the week this summer. Free lunches are available a these branches through the week of Aug. 23: Mondays at 12 pm to 1 pm | ...

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...