Online Magazines

Through membership in the South Central Library System we are able to offer patrons the ability to borrow magazine issues online through two different venues: Flipster and Wisconsin Digital Library (OverDrive). 

Flipster has been available since January 2015. OverDrive began offering magazines to member libraries like us in late fall. Click on either the Flipster or Wisconsin Digital Library logos on the right-hand sidebar of this webpage. 

The two services operate differently, but both offer current issues of popular magazines that you can read online or download to your personal device. Below is some information about Flipster (pdf reader required). 

*For either service you must precede your Albany library card number with Albany's zipcode (53502) to correctly authenticate.*

Flipster Flyer
Flipster Getting Started Guide
Flipster System Requirements
Flipster App Info
Flipster Q&A

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 for ages 0-5 meets every 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month. 

Things and Stuff (Mostly Crafts) Club is held every second Wednesday of the month after early release from school for grades 4 & up.


Digitally Borrow E-Books, Audiobooks, and Magazines

Click on the icon above to borrow e-books, audiobooks, and now magazines 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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