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APL Named a Top Workplace

April 18, 2016 | Library News

We are thrilled to have been named a 2016 Top Workplace by the Times Union! "The Top Workplace honor is really a testament to our staff, 67 percent of whom live in the city of Albany," said APL Executive Director Scott Jarzombek. "The library is a center of our community staffed by your friends and...

Library Hosts Homebuyer Fair April 16

April 4, 2016 | Adult Services

Home ownership is the ultimate dream for many families, but buying a home can be a daunting process. Albany Public Library is hosting the Capital Region Homebuyer Fair on Saturday, April 16, to provide potential homebuyers with valuable information to get them started on the path to owning a home. T...

Budget Vote & Trustee Election May 17

March 15, 2016 | Library News

Albany city residents go to the polls Tuesday, May 17, to vote on the Albany Public Library tax levy and choose three new members for the library Board of Trustees. The 2017 budget plan was approved unanimously by the Board of Trustees at its March 8 meeting.The proposed 2017 operating tax levy of ...

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...

“Albany Reads” Fundraiser is April 16

March 4, 2016 | Library News

 Book lovers and foodies can satisfy these two interests by participating in the second annual “Albany Reads: Books and Bites” fundraiser hosted by the Albany Public Library Foundation on Saturday, April 16.On that evening, a number of Albany residents will host small-plate dinners at their...

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...