Friends of the Albany Public 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.  For more information contact us at

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 SALE!  in the Main Library Meeting Room

Friday, November 1,  10:00 a.m.- 7:00 p.m.

Saturday, November 2, 10:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m.

Sunday, November 3, 12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Members Only Sale!     Friday, November 1, 8:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.   $10 membership available at the door!


Programs for 2019-2020

Programs are at 12:00 p.m. on the second Friday of the month, September – May.

October 11: SHIBA program on navigating Medicare.

November 1-3: Book Sale!

December 13: A Holiday Sampler, a seasonal readers theater performance by Jane Donovan and Leslie Hogan.

January 10: The metals industry in Albany.

February 14: An Introduction tot he Jackson-Frazier Wetlands History, presented by Adam Stebbins.

March 13: Native Plants of Oregon.

April 10: Corvallis author Linda Crew discusses her book, “Accidental Addiction” examining the dangers of physician prescribed drugs.

May 8: Echoes and Encores — Creative Heritage Writings, reading by local author Marilyn Gryte followed by an Q & A from the Linn County Genealogy Society.


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.

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Saturday, March 7, 2020    5:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Library Uncorked benefits Children’s Literacy programming and materials.

Activities Sponsored

  • Noon programs the second Friday of each month, September-May
  • Summer Reading Programs for children, young adults and adults, June-August
  • Annual Used Book Sales
  • Library Uncorked
  • Author’s Day in April
  • Adult DIY classes at the Library
  • Bookpage, monthly newsletter available at the Library.

 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, and coffee cups for sale at the Friends Book Store
  • For book donation pick-up call Nancy Powell at 541-928-4400
  • Library Uncorked, wine/beer tasting and silent auction to support children’s literacy


Find out how to double your donation and receive a tax credit by donating to the Friends of the Albany Public Library and Oregon Cultural Trust!


2450 14th Avenue SE
Staff Directory

Monday — Wednesday
10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Thursday — Friday
10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Saturday — Sunday
1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.


302 Ferry Street SW
Staff Directory

Monday — Friday
10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Saturday Summer Hours (June-August)

10:00 a.m. -2:00 p.m.