All branches CLOSED on Monday, Sept. 25, for Yom Kippur. Regular hours resume on Tuesday.


Albany History Race Returns Sept. 26

September 14, 2015 | Local History

Local history buffs can test their knowledge as they sprint around Albany completing challenges when Albany Public Library’s award-winning Albany History Race returns on Saturday, Sept. 26. Anyone interested in Albany’s storied past is invited to participate in this “Amazing Race”-style sca...

The Art of Great Baseball Books

September 8, 2015 | Book Talk

I’m a huge baseball fan, and the Mets are my team. I also love to read, naturally, and this time of year you’ll find baseball books on my nightstand. One of the best things about baseball is the fact that it attracts so many great writers. I’m not sure if it’s the cerebral nature of play or...

New Hours at All Branches Starting Sept. 1

August 18, 2015 | Library News

Get ready Albany—starting Tuesday, Sept. 1, hours are changing at all APL locations. View the new schedule here. We are making adjustments to opening and closing times at APL branches in an effort to bring you more morning hours, more evening hours, and more options of locations to visit when...

Summer Staff Picks

July 29, 2015 | Uncategorized

Summer is such a busy season, especially when you live in upstate New York and you are trying to fit in every possible outdoor activity you can while you have the chance. Here at APL, we spend our summer encouraging kids and teens to read, and of course, trying to find time to devote to our own read...

Stories & Art in the Parks

June 30, 2015 | Youth Services

We had such a great time venturing out of the library and into Washington Park for story time yesterday! Did you miss it? Don't worry--we're doing it again every Monday this summer. APL is partnering with the City of Albany's Department of Recreation and Albany Barn for a six-week series of story...

Summer Reading Fun Starts Now!

June 26, 2015 | Youth Services

  [embed][/embed] School is out and summer reading is in at Albany Public Library! Starting Saturday, June 27, through Saturday, Aug. 22, APL encourages reading by providing prizes and special activities to keep kids and teens engaged and entertained during those ...