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North Albany Branch Undergoing Renovation

July 21, 2021 | Library News

Albany Public Library’s North Albany Branch is undergoing a renovation that will add space and amenities to the smallest location in the seven-branch district. Once complete, the North Albany Branch will have a new program room, small meeting room, staff workroom, two bathrooms, and dedicated entr...

Great news for patrons: Washington Ave. Branch is now open and five branches are adding hours starting today, June 1! With these changes, APL is operating at 93% of its pre-pandemic capacity. “The COVID-19 numbers, vaccination rates, and operational capacity are finally at a place where we are al...

Albany Public Library will open the Washington Ave. Branch and add hours at five branches starting Tuesday, June 1. “We are pleased to be at a stage in the pandemic where it is safe and viable to open our largest location, the Washington Ave. Branch, for full in-person services,” said APL Execu...

Two Trustees Elected to Library Board

May 21, 2021 | Library News

Albany voters selected two trustees, Jah-Raii Gause and Matthew Finn, for the Albany Public Library (APL) board in the May 18 election. The results were certified by the City School District of Albany Board of Trustees the evening of May 20. The vote place order and totals were: 1. Jah-Raii Gause ...

Update -- The board reaffirmed the mask mandate on July 13. The trustees will discuss the mask mandate again at the board's Aug. 10 meeting. Visitors and staff at Albany Public Library will continue to wear masks in the branches in an effort to keep APL safe and welcoming for everyone. The library...

The library's Board of Trustees is holding an emergency meeting on Tuesday, May 18, at 8 pm to discuss the mask mandate. The meeting will be held virtually. The meeting can be viewed live on YouTube. The agenda can be found on BoardDocs. The public can submit comments to be read at the meeting to ...