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Friends of the Library

Friends of the Albany Public Library

In 1941, the Friends of the Albany Public Library was established to provide funds for programs and equipment not covered by the City budget. As the services offered by the Library continue to increase, the support of the Friends becomes ever more important.

Friends of the Library Book Store Hours at the Main Library

Monday, Wednesday, Friday 1:00-5:00

Tuesday and Thursday 12:00-3:00

Saturday 1:00-4:00

Book Store Blog


2014-15   Programs for the Friends of the Albany Public Library

September 12, 2014 – Jim Lindsay, author of Little Bastards

October 10, 2014 – Nancy Weber, OSU mycologist (mushroom expert)

November 7 & 8, 2014 – Annual Book Sale at the Fairgrounds

December 12, 2014 – Jane Donovan and Leslie Hogan, Reader’s Theater Presentation: “Beginning of the National Park System (Eleanor Roosevelt, Teddy Roosevelt, Gifford Pinchot)”

January 9, 2015 – Wine & Food Pairing by local wine expert

February 13, 2015 – Ariko Iso, football trainer at OSU

March 13, 2015- Mike Waters of Timberhill Athletic Club presents  “How to Age Healthfully”

April 10, 2015 –  Scott Burns of PSU, author of “Cataclysm on the Columbia

May 8, 2015 – Gregory Nokes, author of “Slavery on Trial in the Oregon Territory


Past Programs

View a list of past programs hosted by the Friends as well as the program flyers.


Become a Friend of Albany Public Library

April is membership month

  • To join the Friends, please stop by the Bookstore, or pick up a brochure at either Library. Please make checks payable to: FRIENDS OF THE ALBANY PUBLIC LIBRARY.  Mail to 2450 14th Ave. SE, Albany, OR, 97322-6880
  • For a downloadable membership form, click here.

 Activities Sponsored

  • Noon programs the second Friday of each month, September-May
  • Summer Reading Programs for children, young adults and adults, June-August
  • Used Book Sale
  • Author’s Day in April

 Fund-Raising Activities

  • Used books for sale at both Library branches.  All types of books welcome, including CD’s and Dvd’s
  • Book bags, note cards, coffee cups, and holiday ornaments for sale at the Friends Book Store
  • For book donation pick-up call Nancy Powell at 541-928-4400