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Updated 10/2/20 Albany Public Library  is proud to honor the University at Albany’s College of Emergency Preparedness, Homeland Security and Cybersecurity (CEHC) with the 2020 Community Partner Award. The award presentation will take place at the virtual Literary Legends Gala hosted by the Frie...

APL is now providing in-person appointment services at two locations—Arbor Hill/West Hill Branch and Howe Branch. “APL staff are thrilled to welcome patrons inside our Arbor Hill/West Hill and Howe branches for appointment services,” said APL Executive Director Scott C. Jarzombek. “Our patr...

September 9, 2020 Update: The Continuation of Service Plan is revised and updated as guidance and circumstances change. Please view the most recent version of the plan here.  March 13, 2020 The Albany Public Library Board of Trustees unanimously approved the Continuation of Service Plan, a docume...

7 Neighborhood StoryWalks for Families

August 14, 2020 | Library News

Find the 7 APL StoryWalks® in Albany Albany Public Library has partnered with several community and city organizations, and the Upper Hudson Library System, to bring StoryWalks® to seven Albany neighborhoods. A StoryWalk® is a way for families with young children to enjoy reading stories while ...

Curbside Pickup Now at 5 APL Branches

July 30, 2020 | Library News

Starting on Tuesday, Aug. 4, APL patrons will be able to pick up items in person by appointment at three additional branches—Arbor Hill/West Hill, Howe, and Pine Hills. Curbside pickup service first began earlier this month at the Bach and Delaware branches. The contactless curbside pickup servi...

APL Board of Trustees Elects Officers

July 20, 2020 | Library News

The Albany Public Library Board of Trustees elected officers at its annual meeting on July 14, 2020. The new board officers, who will each serve one-year terms from July 2020 through June 2021, are: President Matthew Finn, Vice President Jenna Pitera, Vice President for Finance Sarah Shearer, and S...