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Interested in Albany's historic and beautiful buildings? Take a self-guided tour of one of the city's architecturally significant neighborhoods this summer as mapped out in the book Albany Architecture. The book is available to borrow from the Washington Ave. Branch. The book's walking tours inclu...

Summer Reading Starts June 23

June 14, 2018 | Youth Services

School is (almost) out and summer reading is in at Albany Public Library. From June 23 to Aug. 30, APL encourages kids and teens to read by providing prizes and hosting special activities. Librarians and educators have long encouraged kids to read every day during the summer, even if it’s just fo...

Voters Approve 2019 Library Budget

May 15, 2018 | Library News

Albany city residents voted today, May 15, to approve a 2.0 percent increase in the annual tax levy to support the Albany Public Library. The 2019 budget passed with a final vote of 2,385 to 846, which is an approval of 74 percent.   The approved 2019 library operating tax levy is $7,153,022....

City voters go to the polls on Tuesday, May 15, to cast ballots on the library's proposed 2019 budget. Next year's proposed operating budget of $7,153,022 is an increase of 2.0 percent over 2018. If approved by voters, the increase means that the owner of a home assessed at $150,000 would pay...

Sci Fi, Comics & Pop Culture Collide at APL

April 30, 2018 | Adult Services

“May the force be with you” at Albany Public Library as its branches celebrate Star Wars Day on May 4 and Free Comic Book Day on May 5 with special activities and giveaways. The public is invited to participate in these free events. The Star Wars Day activities are for children and teens, while ...

Albany Public Library is hosting two budget information sessions ahead of the May 15 vote on the proposed 2019 budget. The sessions are: • May 1 (Tues) | 6:00-7:00 pm | Washington Ave. Branch | 2nd Floor Community Room • May 7 (Mon) | 6:00-7:00 pm | Pine Hills Branch | 1st Floor Large Meeting...