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Albany Public Library is entering a new stage of pandemic operations this week. Staff have returned to the buildings full time to prepare for the addition of new services, including browsing the collection, and the opening of the Washington Ave. Branch for curbside pickup. “We are pleased to be ...

Albany Public Library resumes in-person appointment services at three locations — Arbor Hill/West Hill Branch, Howe Branch, and Pine Hills Branch — starting Monday, Feb. 15. “With the Covid numbers continuing to drop in Albany County, and in accordance with our Continuation of Service Plan, A...

A statement from Albany Public Library Executive Director Scott C. Jarzombek: Our democracy has been challenged in a way it has never been before. As scary as the world is right now, there is light at the end of this tunnel. And, there is work that Albany Public Library can do to help get our com...

We invite you to view the new Creative Curbsides art exhibitions at our Bach and Arbor Hill/West Hill branches! This new public art project was done in partnership with Opalka Gallery as part of the Art at APL program. The art graces the front windows of the Bach Branch and the Arbor Hill/West Hill...

Join the Winter Reading Challenge

January 5, 2021 | Library News

Winter reading is here! Adults, teens, and children can participate now through March 1. Get a bingo card and start reading! Here’s how you can participate: Pick up a bingo card at one of our five curbside pick up locations. Download a bingo card here. ADULT bingo card | YOUTH bingo card ...

POP Plans for Library Leaders

December 11, 2020 | Library News

By Scott C. Jarzombek Albany Public Library Executive Director Pandemic librarianship is a challenge. Many of us in leadership are thinking, “This is not what I signed up for.” However, it is our job to rise to challenges and guide our organization forward. We do that through planning. A good ...