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Library Board Invites Public Feedback about North Albany Branch

Library Board Invites Public Feedback about North Albany Branch

November 3, 2017 | Library News

The Albany Public Library Board of Trustees invites library patrons and community members to provide input about the future of the North Albany Branch library.

People can share comments about the North Albany Branch via a form that is available online.

“The library trustees and administration have been discussing a number of issues about the North Albany Branch for over a year. These concerns are necessitating serious thought about the role of this small branch and the services it can provide given its limited footprint, usage, and resources,” said APL Executive Director Scott Jarzombek.

“The trustees are looking at the data and listening to community input before developing options for service to the North Albany neighborhood,” he said.

Members of the public can share comments about the North Albany Branch directly with the library’s Board of Trustees at any of its monthly meetings. There are public comment periods at the start and end of each meeting. The next two APL Board of Trustees meetings will take place:
Nov. 14 (Tuesday) at 6:00 pm at the Delaware Branch (331 Delaware Ave.)
Dec. 5 (Tuesday) at 6:00 pm at the Pine Hills Branch (517 Western Ave.)

People can also discuss their ideas with Jarzombek on Nov. 13 (Monday) from 12:30 to 5:00 pm at the North Albany Branch (616 North Pearl St.) during his office hours.

Two community forums about the North Albany Branch, held Oct. 28 and Nov. 1, yielded meaningful conversation and thoughtful comments from those in attendance. Video from these forums will be posted to the library’s YouTube channel within the next week. The channel also includes videos from the monthly board meetings. 

Stephanie Simon

Stephanie Simon is manager of APL's Communication and Creative Services Department, which provides content and information for the library's website, social media, publications, videos, podcasts, and other outlets. Stephanie also manages APL's public relations and marketing efforts.