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Two Trustees Elected to APL Board

June 17, 2020 | Library News

Albany voters selected two trustees -- Brigitte Pryor and Thomas McCarthy Jr. -- for the Albany Public Library (APL) board in the June 9 election, which was conducted via absentee ballot by the City School District of Albany. The district began counting the more than 10,700 ballots on June 16, as ca...

Updated 6/17/20 -- The exterior book drops are now open 24/7 at Arbor Hill/West Hill, Bach, Delaware, Howe, Pine Hills, and Washington Ave. branches. You may return library books, DVDs, magazines, CDs, and museum passes in the book drops at any time.  Albany Public Library is beginning to prepare ...

In the middle of a global pandemic and collective pain after the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis, this is a challenging time for everyone. Some of Albany’s neighborhoods feel the fear, pain, and grief more than others due to systemic racism, and were further harmed by violence and vandalism t...

View the candidate biographies and photos  Watch the candidate forum (Updated 6/9/20) How to submit ballots: (1) Hand deliver ballot to the school district lock box by 5 pm on June 9 OR (2) Mail ballot so the school district receives it by June 16 There are seven candidates on the ballot for tw...

APL Executive Director Scott C. Jarzombek wrote an article for the New York Library Association advocating for a thoughtful, nuanced approach to safely reopen public libraries. "Reopening is not flipping a switch. It will be slowly adjusting a dial," Jarzombek wrote. "We turn it up and down, slowl...

UPDATE: The library hosted an information session on May 7 about what it's like to be a trustee. You can view the video on YouTube. The APL trustee election will now be held on Tuesday, June 9, via absentee ballot as set forth by an executive order from Gov. Andrew Cuomo.  There are two trustee s...