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  • Happy Thankgsiving Happy Thanksgiving! - Happy Thanksgiving! We have so much to be thankful for! Thanks to all of the donors and supporters of the Albany Public Library Foundation. Your Annual Appeal gifts supported almost two dozen library programs this year, from one-on-one career coaching at Pine Hills to the popular Teen Chef program at Delaware Ave to a Spa Day for little kids at …
  • Libraries = Strong Communities - It’s National Library Week! National Library Week celebrates the important contributions of libraries and library workers to our country. This year’s theme is Libraries = Strong Communities: Libraries play a vital role in our schools, towns, and communities, welcoming and encouraging people of all ages and backgrounds to come together, engage in meaningful discussions, and expand their knowledge. Libraries partner …
  • Sign up to exhibit at our 2020 Poetry Book Sale - Sign up by March 14! April is #NationalPoetryMonth! Start your spring right with some new poetry books at the Friends and Foundation’s Poetry Book Sale! Support local poetry and expand your poetry library! Our April Poetry Book Sale will feature hundreds of poetry books donated by Friends of APL and local poets for bargain prices. We are pleased to partner …
  • The Magic of Library Weeding - Book, CD, and DVD Weeding is an integral part in the life of any library. Here at the Albany Public Library Foundation, we’ve had great success with our regular CD and DVD sales. Held throughout the year, these events not only help raise money for the foundation, but also provide an important way to ensure our library continues to grow. …
  • Sharlet, Jeff_credit_JuliaRabig This Brilliant Darkness - Congratulations to Jeff Sharlet, our 2020 NLW Distinguished Author, for his new book! Why do we sometimes gravitate toward the unknown when we feel alone? The writing in Jeff Sharlet’s gorgeous new book, ‘This Brilliant Darkness: A Book of Strangers,’ takes place between lonely traumas: his father’s heart attack and his own, two years later. As a magazine writer and …
  • Annual Appeal 2019 - A message from Holly McKenna, president of the Albany Public Library Foundation. Dear Friends, Ten years ago, I began my journey with the Albany Public Library to raise awareness and raise funds for programs at our beloved library.  It’s been a wonderful time working with so many great people at APL and meeting donors like you who understand the vital …
  • Gala New Logo Nominate a Legend! - Nominate a writer or publisher by January 31st for our near Literary Legend! Each year, the Albany Public Library Foundation selects a new outstanding person of letters to be honored as our Literary Legend. Our annual Literary Legends gala celebrates these writers and their contributions to the community. APL Foundation invites the public to nominate writers for the selection committee …