Summer Events

Online registration for summer reading programs is now closed. However, most summer events do not require registration and are open to the public. Visit our Summer Library Program Calendar for event dates, times, and suggested ages.

Upcoming Events:

Aug 7 - Ladybug Girl and Bumblebee Boy party and final summer children's storytime - 9:30 am
Aug 8 - Week 7 reading record due by noon
Aug 12 - Pinterest Club planning meeting - 3:30 pm
Aug 12 - Stargazing Party with telescopes - 9 pm (after dark at the Village Ballpark)
Aug 13 - Indoor Planetarium - What's Up in the Sky? - 10 am (Albany Elementary Gymnasium)*

*For registered summer readers first, then open to the public. Questions? Contact Kara or Laurie at 862-3491.

Credit Cards Now Accepted

We 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. The club also participates in an annual restaurant outing in July and a potluck in December.

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.

Children's Storytime is 45 minutes to an hour of stories, fingerplays, rhymes, dances, and other activities to entertain and educate youngsters. We meet the first and third Fridays during the school year and every week during the Summer Library Program. Ages 0-5 are welcome at storytime.

After School Book Club will not be held during the 2015-16 school year. Instead, we are planning a Pinterest Craft Club to be held monthly on a Wednesday after school for grades 4 & up.

 

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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