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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 ...

Albany Public Library will temporarily close for in-building appointment services starting Tuesday, Dec. 8, due to the surge in positive cases of COVID-19 in Albany County. “We have been preparing for the possibility that an increase in the virus spread in our community would require the library ...

The Pine Hills Branch is now open for in-person services by appointment. The location at 517 Western Ave. joins two other branches, Arbor Hill/West Hill and Howe, in providing appointment-based, in-building services and assistance. “Everyone at APL is pleased to welcome patrons back to the Pine H...

Albany Public Library is hoping an expanded service can provide a safety net for people struggling with food insecurity, stable housing, mental health, and other issues during the pandemic. The library is now providing case management and advocacy services to the public through its community and ser...

Albany Public Library announces a new initiative, Creative Curbsides, which will provide local artists a chance to propose site-specific public artworks at two of its most frequented branches at a time when the libraries are meeting a large demand for curbside pickups. Creative Curbsides will creat...