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Young Adults

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Summer Reading Program

Come to the library to pick up your Reading Log and earn prizes at 10, 25, 45, and 65 days of reading!  Check our Young Adult calendar for special events all summer long.



Anime Club

animeistock1102640_HiRes[1]Fans of Japanese animation age 11 through adults are invited to the Albany Public Library’s Anime Club meeting from 4:30 to 5:30 on the third Thursday of each month at the Main Library.  Members meet  to play Yu-Gi-Oh and other games, share books, practice drawing in the Japanese style, and meet others with similar interests.  Kids younger than age 11 may attend if accompanied by a parent.



Featured Resources

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Accelerated Reader (AR)

Use the AR website from Renaissance Learning to find the levels and points of your favorite titles.  Or use the advanced search feature to browse titles at your interest and reading level, then search the library catalog to see if we have the title.


Lexile Framework for Reading

Lexile® measures, useful for Common Core curricula, can provide educators with actionable information about a student’s reading ability. Lexile measures enable educators to match the student with books, articles and other reading resources that will provide the right level of challenge for that student’s ability and goals.



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Get the full list of links and resources for school research, college prep, and more.


The Young Adult Area

The Young Adult area on the second floor of the Main Library provides many resources for youth in grades six through twelve.

Internet computers in the Young Adult area are for age 21 and under, and their accompanying parent or guardian.  Children younger than ten must have a parent present to use the Internet computers in the Library.


For the current schedule of events, contact Doris Hicks, the Young Adult Services librarian, at 541-791-0109 or e-mail