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

Make a donation to the Friends or pay your membership dues.

Help us keep your collection fresh, relevant, and popular. This year your donations will pay for 100% of all items added to the collection. This includes the titles you really want; maintaining our eBooks, eAudiobooks and much more.

Continue to support the best Summer Reading Program in the state! Please help us match a $5,000 grant from the Ann J. & William Swindells Fund at the Oregon Community Foundation. In 2019 we gave out reading prizes and more than 11,500 new books to children in our community. This last summer we were able to give nearly 10,000 new books to children in our community, plus fantastic prizes from local businesses.


Friends of the Library Book Store Hours at the Main Library

The Friend’s Book Store is open!

Tuesday, Thursday, Friday from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Wednesday & Saturday from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Please call with any questions, 541-220-8033.





BOOK SALE!  in the Main Library Meeting Room

Coming in 2022


Programs for 2021-2022

Coming soon.


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 5, 2022    5:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Library Uncorked benefits Children’s Literacy programming and materials. Please check back for more information.


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
  • Books for sale online at abebooks
  • Book donations can be made at the Friends Book Store at the Main Library
  • 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!

Main Library

Main Library Hours
Tuesday 10-7
Wednesday 10-4
Thursday 12-6
Friday 12-6
Saturday 1-5
Closed Sunday and Monday

2450 14th Avenue SE
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Carnegie Library

Carnegie Library Hours
Wednesday and Thursday 1-6
Friday and Saturday 10-1
Closed Sunday, Monday, Tuesday

302 Ferry Street SW





Albany Library Foundation
City of Albany, Oregon
Friends of the APL
Library Board
Linn Genealogical Society

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