Thanks for a Fun Summer!

Our Summer Library Program is officially over...hard to believe!

It takes a lot of great people and organizations to sponsor a successful summer reading program. Special thanks to all of the following for helping us with the “Fizz, Boom, Read!” program at our library this summer:

Supporters & Donors

Albany Legion
Center Tavern
Dairy Queen
Dam Near Home
DP Concrete
Friends of the Library
Louise Spring
Madison Mallards
Olin Oil Co.
Pizza Hut
South Central Library System
Sugar River General Store
Sugar River Storage
Township of Albany
Village of Albany

Special Guests

Susan Gorski
Chief Levitt
Sayde McDermott
Glen Spring


Kaitlin Condon
Crystal Holtsapple
Paula Shappard

Library Staff

Kara Blue
Diane Bump
Laurie Thill

Thank you also to everyone who displayed our signs in their business windows!




Literacy Programs

Albany Library Book Club for adults meets the second Tuesday of every month at 7 pm at the library. The library provides the books and meeting space, while the book club members choose and lead the book discussions. Membership is open to the public.

1,000 Books Before Kindergarten is a program for children under age 5. Each child receives a packet of reading records to track their progress toward reading and interacting with 1,000 books. At milestones of 250, 500, 750 books they receive incentive prizes upon turning in their reading records. At program completion they receive a special gift and a certificate.

Preschool Storytime is 45 minutes to an hour of stories, fingerplays, rhymes, dances, and other activities to entertain and educate youngsters. We meet biweekly during the school year and every week during the Summer Library Program. Fall/winter storytime begins September 5, 2014.

After School Book Club for 4th-6th graders meets one Wednesday a month throughout the school year. No registration is required, but you do need to read the book to join our monthly discussion! Visit the library booth at Back-to-School night to sign up for the 2014/15 book club, or call 862-3491 to let us know you're interested. The first fall/winter 2014 meeting will be October 8.


Borrow E-Books and Audiobooks

Click on the icon above to borrow e-books and audiobooks from Wisconsin's Digital Library. You must have a library card* and your own device such as a computer, Kindle, Nook, the library's Nook that you've check out, an Ipod/Ipad/Iphone or other smartphone to access and read or listen to the books. Each device is different, so stop in if you have questions.

*Your library card number must be preceded by Albany's zipcode for the digital download to work*

Our simple touch e-reader is pre-loaded with fiction, non-fiction, romance novels, and some classics. . Check it out today!


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