Youth Services

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. ...

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 ...

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...