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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 ...

Trustee Election is May 18

May 10, 2021 | Library News

5/21/21 Update: The two winners are Jah-Raii Gause (declared candidate) and Matthew Finn (write-in candidate). Both of their terms take effect July 1. Read the election and candidate information sheet  Watch a video where the candidate answers questions about her background and the library For t...

Reminder: Masks covering the mouth and nose are to be worn by everyone (age 2 and older) in the library. Anyone who won't wear a mask will be asked to leave. Albany Public Library is greatly expanding access to services by adding evening and Saturday hours at select branches starting April 12. A to...