The Albany Public Library is committed to collaborating with partners in the community to build a more vibrant library and to strengthen our community as a whole.
Here are some examples of how we are doing this:
Craftsbury Public Library
Last year we joined forces with the Craftsbury Public Library to create an online collaborative catalog. You can now search the collection online, and patrons can access books and materials from both libraries.
Albany Early Education Head Start Preschool- New Baby Visits
We are partnering with the preschool to put together resource bags for families with new babies in our town, including books, hand knit items, and information about services in the area. The preschool director will bring these bags when she visits with families in their homes.
With support from the NEK fund of the Vermont Community Foundation, the Library is facilitating a Winter Playspace in the Albany Town Hall once a week this winter for children 0-5 years old and their grown-ups. Facilitator Gill Boutin, who also facilitates Playworld in Glover, has helped to connect the two communities.