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Anti-Racism Resources for Our Patrons

July 16, 2020 | Library News

In an effort to provide anti-racism resources for our community, Albany Public Library staff compiled a series of lists that feature books, music, and documentaries that explore race and celebrate people of color. The APL staff who put together these lists are predominantly white. Our goal is to (1...

Patrons are now able to request items and pick them up in person by appointment at the Bach Branch and the Delaware Branch through a new contactless curbside pickup service. “We’re excited to resume in-person services with curbside pickup at two of our branches. The staff has been working to in...

Two Trustees Elected to APL Board

June 17, 2020 | Library News

Albany voters selected two trustees -- Brigitte Pryor and Thomas McCarthy Jr. -- for the Albany Public Library (APL) board in the June 9 election, which was conducted via absentee ballot by the City School District of Albany. The district began counting the more than 10,700 ballots on June 16, as ca...

Updated 6/17/20 -- The exterior book drops are now open 24/7 at Arbor Hill/West Hill, Bach, Delaware, Howe, Pine Hills, and Washington Ave. branches. You may return library books, DVDs, magazines, CDs, and museum passes in the book drops at any time.  Albany Public Library is beginning to prepare ...

In the middle of a global pandemic and collective pain after the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis, this is a challenging time for everyone. Some of Albany’s neighborhoods feel the fear, pain, and grief more than others due to systemic racism, and were further harmed by violence and vandalism t...

View the candidate biographies and photos  Watch the candidate forum (Updated 6/9/20) How to submit ballots: (1) Hand deliver ballot to the school district lock box by 5 pm on June 9 OR (2) Mail ballot so the school district receives it by June 16 There are seven candidates on the ballot for tw...