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September 9, 2020 Update: The Continuation of Service Plan is revised and updated as guidance and circumstances change. Please view the most recent version of the plan here.  March 13, 2020 The Albany Public Library Board of Trustees unanimously approved the Continuation of Service Plan, a docume...

7 Neighborhood StoryWalks for Families

August 14, 2020 | Library News

Find the 7 APL StoryWalks® in Albany Albany Public Library has partnered with several community and city organizations, and the Upper Hudson Library System, to bring StoryWalks® to seven Albany neighborhoods. A StoryWalk® is a way for families with young children to enjoy reading stories while ...

Curbside Pickup Now at 5 APL Branches

July 30, 2020 | Library News

Starting on Tuesday, Aug. 4, APL patrons will be able to pick up items in person by appointment at three additional branches—Arbor Hill/West Hill, Howe, and Pine Hills. Curbside pickup service first began earlier this month at the Bach and Delaware branches. The contactless curbside pickup servi...

APL Board of Trustees Elects Officers

July 20, 2020 | Library News

The Albany Public Library Board of Trustees elected officers at its annual meeting on July 14, 2020. The new board officers, who will each serve one-year terms from July 2020 through June 2021, are: President Matthew Finn, Vice President Jenna Pitera, Vice President for Finance Sarah Shearer, and S...

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...