Virtual Programs

Albany Public Library staff are busy creating virtual storytimes, book recommendations, how-to videos, activities, and more for your enjoyment. You’ll find these programs on our YouTube channel.

Here’s a running list of the virtual programs we’ve made so far:

(Updated 5/8)


Mr. Dan reads “The Wall in the Middle of the Road” and “Giraffes Can’t Dance” (11 minutes)

Miss Amy reads “Wow! Said the Owl: A Book About Colors” (5 minutes)

Miss Sarah sings “Everybody Knows That I Love My Toes” and “Stick to the Glue” in a musical storytime (5 minutes)

Miss Sarah reads “10 Little Rubber Ducks” and signs “When Ducks Get Up in the Morning” (9 minutes)

Mr. Anthony reads “I’ll Wait, Mr. Panda” (5 minutes)

Mr. John reads “Six-Dinner Sid” and “May I Bring a Friend” (12 minutes)

Mr. Dan reads “Bruce’s Big Storm” and “After the Fall” (13 minutes)

Miss Christina reads “Piranhas Don’t Eat Bananas” and “I Am Bat” (11 minutes)

Miss Alex reads “Knuffle Bunny” and “Leonardo the Terrible Monster” (10 minutes)

Miss Elnora reads “Pass it On” in this video (6 minutes)

Miss Amy reads “Boats” and “Tip Tip Dig Dig,” and sings a song about boats (9 minutes)

Miss Melissa reads “Peck Peck Peck” and “City Animals” in this baby bounce storytime (8 minutes)

Mr. John reads “Donde Viven los Monstruos” in this Spanish storytime (5 minutes)

Mr. John reads “Dragones y tacos” in this Spanish storytime (7 minutes)

Miss Sarah reads “Big Wheels” and “The Construction Crew” in this outdoor storytime in front of a backhoe (8 minutes)

Miss Lisa, Mr. Lee & Miss Krystyna join forces for a book (“Silly Sally”), a flannel board (“Five Knights), and a song (“There is Clapping in the Castle”) in this video (9-minutes)

Miss Melissa reads “Where is the Green Sheep” and “The Up and Down Book” in this baby bounce storytime (9 minutes)

Miss Alex reads 2 Pete the Cat stories: “I Love My White Shoes” and “His Four Groovy Buttons” (11 minutes)

Miss Elnora reads “Please Take Me for a Walk” & featuring “Rags the Dog” singalong with Mr. Marty (7 minutes)

Miss Amy reads “Birds” and “Hooray for Birds!” (9 minutes)

Mr. Dan reads “Punk Farm on Tour” with a “Wheels on the Bus” singalong (8 minutes)

Mr. John reads “We are Tired of Living in a House” and “Where the Wild Things Are” (11 minutes)

Miss Amy & Mr. Lee read “We’re Going on a Bear Hunt,” “Five Teddy Bears,” and “There’s a Bear on My Chair” (11 minutes)

Mr. Anthony reads “Bark George” and “Max at Night” (11 minutes)

Miss Christina reads “My Truck is Stuck” and “Dear Zoo” (12 minutes)

Miss Sarah reads “Today is Monday” and “Seals on the Bus” (11 minutes)

Miss Kristine reads “Favorite Nursery Rhymes from Mother Goose” (8 minutes)

Miss Alex reads “Llama Llama Red Pajama” and “How Do Dinosaurs Say Good Night?” (8 minutes)

Mr. John reads “May I Bring a Friend?” (5 minutes)


Trash Crafts Episode #1: Sardine Can Diorama (3 minutes)

Trash Crafts Episode #2: Trashy Truck (6 minutes)

Trash Crafts Episode #3: Recycled Robots (4 minutes)


Browser #6 Bonus: “Sean Lewis Interview” — Luke chats with Sean Lewis about creating comics, collaborating with artists, and previewing his upcoming projects.

Browser #6: “Comics Relief with Sean Lewis” — Luke welcomes comics creator and writer Sean Lewis, who recommends some comics and graphic novels.”

Browser #5: “All In My Feelings” — Luke gets all in his feelings with two books he’s laughed and cried to recently. Then, he does as Stephen King would do and finally picks his favorite book. (6 minutes)

Browser #4: “We Interrupt this Program…” — Learn all about the new Hoopla streaming service available to cardholders in this quirky-funny episode. (3 minutes)

Episode #3: “Screen Time” — Luke explores all things television…in books! There are books about your favorite shows, a book soon-to-be on tv, reality television tell-alls, tv series’ cookbooks, and more. (8 minutes)

Episode #2: “Garden Party” — Luke shows you how to request a new book for the collections, explores gardening books for adults and children, and recommends a book he wishes he could read for the first time, again.  (7 minutes)

Episode #1: Welcome to Browser — Luke shares tips with adults about using our digital collection, book suggestions and more. (7 minutes)


Swing Music in the Capital Region: 1935-1945 (1 hour, 14 minutes)


Audio recaps of all 17 chapters of “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone”

Albany Made podcast episode about the first Harry Potter book (55 minutes)


Learn how to fill out the 2020 Census online with this step-by-step guide (12 minutes)


Staff created a volunteer appreciation video for National Volunteer Week (3 minutes)


All episodes are available through YouTube