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.

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


Friday, June 15  10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m; Saturday, June 16  10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m; Sunday, June 17  11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

BOOK SALE!  in the Main Library Meeting Room


2017-18   Programs for the Friends of the Albany Public Library

  • October 13   Rosa Plascencia, Immigrant Stories
  • November 2-4   Friends of the Albany Library Annual Book Sale!
  • December 8   Eleanor Roosevelt and Lorena Hickok, “Tea at Hyde Park” a play, written by Sandie Ellis.
  • January 12   Trish Brown, “Bobbie the Wonder Dog”
  • February 9   Matt Bennett, Food and Wine Pairings
  • March 9   Barry Wulff, Iceland!
  • April 13   Chris Storm from Safe Haven
  • May 11   Wally Ordeman, History of funerals in Albany

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 2, 2019    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 Sale
  • Library Uncorked
  • 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 wine glasses for sale at the Friends Book Store
  • For book donation pick-up call Nancy Powell at 541-928-4400
  • Library Uncorked, wine tasting and silent auction to support children’s programming, materials,  and Library card scholarships


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.