Children's Storytime for ages 0-5 starts this WEDNESDAY, September 2, at 9:30 am. We are moving storytime to Wednesdays this year because Albany 4-year-old kindergarten does not meet on that day of the week. We will meet every 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month. See you there!
We offer patrons a service for borrowing magazine issues online called Flipster (see logo on right). Below is some information about this service (pdf reader required). You must precede your Albany library card number with Albany's zipcode (53502) for this service to work for you.
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 every second Wednesday of the month after early release from school for grades 4 & up. Our first gathering is Wednesday, September 9, 2:30-4 pm.
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!