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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 13, from 10 am to 2 pm at the Washington Ave. Branch to provide potential homebuyers with valuable information to...

The Albany Public Library Board of Trustees has approved a 2020 budget with no tax levy increase. The 2020 library operations budget is $7,153,022—the same amount as the 2019 spending plan. Because the budget does not raise the tax levy, the library is not required to put it out for a public v...

2018 Community Report

March 14, 2019 | Library News

Read all about our 2018 accomplishments in our new COMMUNITY REPORT. We're also sharing this report at a number of Albany neighborhood association meetings this spring. You can see an APL representative at these neighborhood associations (N.A.): + Buckingham Lake N.A. -- March 14 + New Albany N...

Women’s History Month Programs

February 20, 2019 | Adult Services

Albany Public Library is celebrating Women’s History Month by commemorating the important role of women in our nation’s history with special activities at select branches. All programs are free and open to the public. Documentary & Discussion: “What Tomorrow Brings” March 4 (Mon) | 6:0...

We've got lots of fun and free activities to keep kids and teens entertained during school vacation week Feb. 18 through Feb. 22! Here are just a few of our winter vacation activities. Check the events calendar for a full list. DIY Birdfeeders | Feb. 18 (Mon)|10:00 am-12:00 pm | Arbor Hill/We...

Take Your Child to the Library Day is Feb. 2

January 30, 2019 | Youth Services

We’re celebrating “Take Your Child to the Library Day” on Saturday, Feb. 2, with special activities. “Take Your Child to the Library Day” is the perfect opportunity to visit our neighborhood branches, learn what we have to offer, and get a library card. All programs take place on Saturd...