Howe Branch closes early at 3 pm on Satuday, Oct. 20. All other branches have regular hours that day.

Youth Services

Summer Reading Fun at APL

June 30, 2016 | Youth Services

School is out and summer reading is in at Albany Public Library. Now through Aug. 20, APL encourages reading by providing prizes and special activities to keep kids and teens engaged and entertained during those long summer months away from school. Participants register and record their reading in p...

Zoom into Nano at APL

June 7, 2016 | Youth Services

Ever wondered what nano science really is and how it impacts the world around you? Albany Public Library is hosting a series of family science nights this summer designed to help youngsters, and their parents, investigate the world of nano science using hands-on activities.The “Explore Science: Zo...

Growing Readers Baby Shower April 24

April 18, 2016 | Youth Services

Helping parents raise a generation of readers is the goal of Albany Public Library’s annual baby shower event and new early literacy initiative. The annual Growing Readers Baby Shower takes place on Sunday, April 24, from 1 to 3 p.m. in the large auditorium of the Washington Avenue Branch at 161 W...

Summer Youth Employment Info at APL

March 9, 2016 | Youth Services

Teens can learn more about Albany’s Summer Youth Employment Program at several clinics at Albany Public Library branches between March 15 and March 31.The city's Summer Youth Employment Program is designed to provide any young person, age 14-18 who resides in the city of Albany, with a summer work...

Winter Break Fun at Albany Public Library

February 12, 2016 | Youth Services

Beat the winter break blues with some fun activities at Albany Public Library -- all for free! The library’s branches are hosting more than two dozen programs to keep kids and teen entertained during school vacation Feb. 15 to 20. All activities are free and open to the public.The featured event i...

Teens Build Dancing Robots at Library

February 8, 2016 | Youth Services

Teens will be building robots that can make music and dance in a new months-long program at Albany Public Library. Beat Bots is a free workshop series that combines science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and art for ages 11-17 at the library’s Washington Ave. Branch and Pine Hills Branch....