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
This year we have 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.
The Imagination Library is a national program started by Dolly Parton in 1995. It is book gifting program that mails free books to kids birth to age five in participating communities. This year the Albany Public Library will be piloting this program in our community, and the Albany Library is serving as the hub for this project.
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.
Vermont Humanities Council
The Library is participating in the 2018 Vermont Reads program. We have several copies of Bread and Roses, Too by Katherine Paterson, and we will be hosting a book discussion on Sunday, April 15 at 3 pm.
East Craftsbury Simpson Memorial Library
Every two months we get a new batch of visiting books from the Simpson Library in East Craftsbury. They have a wonderful collection, and are generously sharing it with us. Stop by and see the latest visiting books!