¡Bienvenidos! Bilingual Story Time!

Monday evenings at 6:30 p.m.  Lunes por la noche a las 6:30 p.m. ¡Cuentos en español e ingles para toda la familia!   Our Spanish & English bilingual story time! Bilingual story time is for everyone.

Chapter Book Club

Wednesday, December 19 at 3:30 p.m. This month’s book is, “Alvin Ho” by Lenore Look. Alvin is afraid of everything—elevators, tunnels, girls, and, most of all, school. But at home he’s a very loud superhero named Firecracker Man. Copies available to check out at the Children’s Desk—reading ahead recommended!

The Chapter Book club meets every third Wednesday for fun discussions and activities.


Consumer Reports Database

You now have access to Consumer Reports with your Albany Public Library card! Consumer Reports is an independent, nonprofit member organization that works side by side with consumers for truth, transparency, and fairness in the marketplace.

Drop-In Gift Wrapping

Dec. 17-23 Drop-in Gift Wrapping Station during open hours!

Game Night

Tuesday, December 18 at 6:00 p.m.  Board game fans ages 10 and up are invited to Game Day. Bring your favorite game, or play with one of the Library’s games. If you love Settlers of Cataan, or Checkers, this is the program for you. The event lasts two hours and is free of charge.

Game Day takes place the third Tuesday of each month.  No registration is required.

Holiday Craft Workshops

Join us for fun holiday craft evenings in December at the Albany Public Library! Get ready for the holidays by learning how to make your own decorations and gifts.  These evenings are best for adults and teens 15+, and all supplies are provided.

  • Monday, December 17, 7:00 p.m.: Hand-printed Tea Towels


Join us at Story Time!

Join the fun at the Library! Story Times are listed below, in Calendar.


Lego at the Library!  December 13 @ 4:30 p.m.

Pay Library Fees Online

Checkout our new online payment feature!  Login to your Library account and securely pay fees and fines with a debit or credit card.

Read to Dogs

Wednesday, December 12 at 3:30 p.m.  The R.E.A.D. therapy dogs are great listeners–and reading to dogs helps with literacy & communication skills! Signed parental approval required. Please call the Children’s Desk to sign up, 541-917-7583

Reading Girl Statue Vandalized

The Library’s marble statue was vandalized on Friday, June 23, 2017, between 6:30 p.m. and 7 p.m.  We know our patrons take great pride in our Library as we do.  We would appreciate any assistance in finding out who committed this act.  If you saw someone vandalizing the statue on the date of the incident, please contact Officer Ken Fandrem at the Albany Police Department.  Contact Officer Fandrem by phone (541) 917-7680 or email ken.fandrem@cityofalbany.net

Rough Beauty

Join the discussion Tuesday, December 11 at 12:00 p.m. The Modern Voices Book Group will be discussing “Rough Beauty”  by Karen Auvinen.

Everyone is welcome!  Pick up a copy of the book at the Reference Desk.

Saturday Summer Hours at the Carnegie Library

Carnegie Library open Saturdays this summer!

Teen Night!

Wednesday, December 12 at 6:00 p.m.  We’ll be making chocolate-dipped spoons to stir in hot cocoa. Make some to enjoy or to give away as gifts! For grades 6+

Winter Reading BINGO for all ages!

How to play Winter Reading BINGO :

    • Pick up a BINGO card and mark off the spaces as you complete the activities



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