Library Commits to North Albany Branch

Library Commits to North Albany Branch

July 3, 2018 | Library News

Albany Public Library has committed to maintaining service at the North Albany Branch through a resolution at the June APL Board of Trustees meeting.

The resolution, which was approved unanimously, states that the North Albany Branch will “remain open at its current location” and the board’s North Albany Branch Ad Hoc Committee will be “tasked to work with staff and consider community input to explore the future best use of the branch.”

“The board heard from the North Albany community that the library and its services are very much needed there. We knew there was broader community-wide support for maintaining the North Albany Branch when Albany voters approved the 2019 budget, which includes funding for services to this neighborhood, by a wide margin,” said Karen Strong, president of the APL Board of Trustees.

“Albany Public Library leaders, trustees, and staff are pleased to ensure our commitment to providing library service to the North Albany neighborhood in our current branch at the YMCA building. We’ve been discussing this branch, internally and with the community, for more than a year,” said Scott C. Jarzombek, APL executive director.

“We hope that this board resolution offers peace of mind to North Albany residents and library patrons that APL will continue to provide much-needed materials, services, and programs at the North Albany Branch library. Our goal is always to provide the best service we can to the city of Albany and its residents,” Jarzombek said.

Stephanie Simon

Stephanie Simon is APL's public information officer, and manages the library's communications, public relations, and marketing efforts. No, she isn't a librarian, but feels as if she's among her people here at the library.