The Culver's Coloring Contest is back! Between April 1 and April 30, children age 4-11 can pick up a coloring sheet from the front desk. Sheets should be returned to the library on or before April 30 to receive a coupon for a free scoop of custard from Culvers. Children under age 4 may also participate but will receive a sticker or other small prize instead of an ice cream coupon. See library staff for more coloring contest details beginning April 1.
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.
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.
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 for 4th-6th graders meets the second Wednesday of the month throughout the school year. No registration is required, but you do need to read the book to join our monthly discussion!
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!