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Voters Approve Library Budget

May 17, 2016 | Library News

Albany city residents voted May 17 to approve a 1.0 percent increase in the annual tax levy to support the Albany Public Library. The 2017 budget was approved by a final vote of 2,284 to 1,228.The approved 2017 library operating tax levy is $6,652,455. The owner of a $150,000 home in the city of Al...

APL Budget Vote is May 17

May 16, 2016 | Library News

The library's budget vote and trustee election is Tuesday, May 17. Voters will be asked to cast ballots on the APL proposed 2017 budget and three candidates for APL Board of Trustees.Please use these links to learn more about the vote, proposed budget, and trustee candidates:APL proposed 2017 budge...

A Report to Our Community

April 19, 2016 | Library News

We’re proud to present our 2015 community report to you! The report details our accomplishments and highlights some of the programs and services that are available at Albany Public Library.“We are excited to show you the good work we did last year, thanks to your investment in our city. We pride...

Library Trustee Candidates Announced

April 19, 2016 | Library News

Four candidates will be on the May 17 ballot for three seats on the Albany Public Library Board of Trustees. The candidates (listed in ballot order) are:Mitzi Lawrence of Patroon CreekBrenda Robinson of Livingston Ave.Matthew Finn of Jay St.Karen Strong of Chestnut St.The four candidates are seeking...

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...

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...