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APL Enters HIGH Phase of Pandemic Operations

August 25, 2021 | Library News

(Updated 9/14/21) Restrooms are now available upon request by library patrons. We remain in the HIGH phase of operation. Albany Public Library’s new Continuation of Services Plan begins Wednesday, Aug. 25, with the suspension of some in-person services due to the high community transmission of CO...

Albany Public Library has updated its Continuation of Services Plan in an effort to ensure that patrons can access core services in person during any stage of the COVID-19 pandemic. The updated plan follows Centers for Disease Control (CDC) metrics and guidance regarding community transmission of th...

CONTACT US: Call the branches. Phone numbers can be found here.  Email askalibrarian@albanypubliclibrary.org   Reminder: Masks covering the mouth and nose are to be worn by everyone (age 2 and older) in the library. We will give you a mask if you don't have one. Anyone who refuses to wear ...

All Branches Open on Saturdays

August 2, 2021 | Library News

We're now open on Saturdays from 12 pm to 5 pm at all branches!* Here's what you can do at the library: Browse the collections of books, DVDs, magazines, CDs, and more Pick up materials (inside or at the curb) Use a computer (appointment recommended) Purchase/replenish CDTA Navigator bus ...

StoryWalks in 3 Locations During Summer 2021

July 23, 2021 | Youth Services

StoryWalks are back!! Walk around your favorite park while reading one of our favorite picture books! This summer, we've got three StoryWalks for you and your family to enjoy: (1) Read "Rain!" at Black Lives Matter Park (corner of Livingston and N. Lake). It starts near the basketball court and pr...

The Delaware and Pine Hills branches are participating in the summer food distribution program and have free lunches available to those ages 18 and under on certain days of the week this summer. Free lunches are available a these branches through the week of Aug. 23: Mondays at 12 pm to 1 pm | ...