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Before you head to the polls on Tuesday, please take a little time to learn more about the three candidates running for the library’s Board of Trustees. The following videos showcase the candidates’ answers to questions posed to them at a forum on May 11.   Reasons for running for library...

Programs and Activities Galore at APL

May 13, 2015 | Library News

There's never a reason to be bored if you live in a city with a great public library system! Here at APL, we host dozens of educational and entertaining programs every week -- and they're all free. Check out the library's May & June program guide for listings and information about upcoming even...

Learn About Budget Vote in New Video

May 7, 2015 | Library News

Want to hear more about the library’s upcoming budget vote on May 19? Tune in to this new video hosted by our executive director, Scott Jarzombek. In less than eight minutes you’ll learn about: Our library system and what you can find at our seven branches The proposed 2016 budget and its p...

Star Wars Day on Free Comic Book Day

April 27, 2015 | Youth Services

As a lifetime lover of comic books myself, I am very excited that our library participates in Free Comic Book Day. Free Comic Book Day is a nation-wide event that originally started just in comic book shops. Now, due to its rising popularity, Free Comic Book Day is celebrated at schools, libraries, ...

Library Gears Up for May 19 Vote

April 23, 2015 | Library News

With flat spending plans for the past two years, we are now gearing up for a May 19 vote on the library’s proposed 2016 budget. That spending plan carries a 1.6 percent increase, which is under the NYS property tax cap. This means that the average homeowner would pay about an extra $3.71 next year...

Baby Shower Aims to Raise Readers

April 20, 2015 | Youth Services

Typical baby showers are full of fun and games, and celebrate the promise of a new life about to enter the world. We put a twist on the traditional shower by highlighting how parents can help their precious little ones get a great start through the power of reading. The Raising a Reader Baby Shower...