Take Your Child to the Library Day on Saturday, Feb. 3

January 30, 2018 | Youth Services

Albany Public Library invites local families to visit any one of its seven branches for Take Your Child to the Library Day on Saturday, Feb. 3.

Families can tour the wonderful neighborhood libraries and see what education and entertainment resources are available to children, teens, and adults. Albany children can also sign up for a MyCARD library card, which allows them to take out up to three books at a time and return them whenever they want, with no late fees.

Several branches are hosting special activities on Feb. 3 for Take Your Child to the Library Day:

BACH BRANCH | 455 New Scotland Ave. | Open 11:00 am-5:00 pm

· 11:00 am-12:00 pm | Branch opens early to host ice cream for breakfast. All ages.

· 1:00-4:00 pm | Crafts, games, and ice cream social. All ages.

NORTH ALBANY BRANCH | 616 North Pearl St. | Open 10:00 am-3:00 pm

· 11:00 am-12:00 pm | Special storytime and activities. Ages 0-10.

PINE HILLS BRANCH | 517 Western Ave. | Open 12:00-5:00 pm

· 12:00-5:00 pm | Snap a pic at literarycharacter-themed photo booth. All ages.

WASHINGTON AVE. BRANCH | 161 Washington Ave. | Open 10:00 am-5:00 pm

· 10:30-11:30 am | I “Heart” the Library craft activity. Ages 0-7.

· 12:00-5:00 pm | Scavenger hunt in the library. Ages 8-17.

ARBOR HILL/WEST HILL BRANCH | 148 Henry Johnson Blvd. | Open 12:00-5:00 pm

· 12:00-4:00 pm | Video games and snacks. All ages.

DELAWARE BRANCH | 331 Delaware Ave. | Open 12:00-5:00 pm

· 3:00-4:00 pm | Balloon animals, make-your-own-bookmark craft, and giveaway books. All ages.

Stephanie Simon

Stephanie Simon is manager of APL's Communication and Creative Services Department, which provides content and information for the library's website, social media, publications, videos, podcasts, and other outlets. Stephanie also manages APL's public relations and marketing efforts.