Fall Nutrition Classes

Lisa Messer, Nutrition Education Coordinator for Green County UW Extension, is beginning a series of classes at libraries this fall, entitled “Eating Smart, Being Active.”

Classes at Monroe Public Library begin Sept 9th and run weekly through Oct 28th from 10-11:30 am. Classes at Brodhead Memorial Library begin October 15th at 3:30 pm.

We plan to offer these lessons here at Albertson Memorial Library as well, as long as there is interest. Lisa will be at Albany's Back-to-School night, and will also visit the library on Friday, September 19th at 9:30 am (during preschool storytime) to answer questions and take sign-ups. Please contact Lisa Messer at 608-426-4479, or contact the libraries in Monroe, Brodhead, and Albany for more information.  

Fall Calendar

See our Calendar for all events! Important Dates this fall:

  • Preschool Storytime: begins September 5th. No registration required. Ages 0-5.
  • After School Book Club: begins October 8th. 4th-6th grade. Register at back-to-school night, or call 862-3491 to sign up. Pick up your first book in early September!
  • Fall Silent Auction: September 13-October 4
  • Wine Tasting & Final Bid Party: October 3, 7-8:30 pm
  • Clark Kidder presentation about Orphan Trains, October 21, 7-8 pm

Credit Cards Now Accepted

We now accept major credit and debit cards for fine payments! Simply visit the "Pay My Fine" tab at the top of this webpage for instructions and link to the fine payment page. You may pay online from home, or stop in the library for help with payment.  

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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