510 526 3720 x7 friendsalbany@yahoo.com

Friends of the Albany Library

Friends of the Albany Library

Friends of the Albany Library

Friends of the Albany Library

Friends Sales and Events

FRIENDS OF THE ALBANY LIBRARY (FAL)

The Friends’s purpose is to benefit the library by selling books and other materials in the library, on the Internet, and during on-site book sales. FAL operations and most of our sales take place at 1247 Marin Ave, Albany CA 94706.

Call us at 510.526.3720 during library open days/hours, after selecting a language option, wait for the option to reach Friends of the Albany Library to leave a message as our office is not “staffed”. Leave a message and we’ll call you back. You can also reach us by email at friendsalbany@yahoo.com any time.

For more information about the Albany Branch of the Alameda County Library including open days/hours, visit Albany | Alameda County Library (aclibrary.org)

 

BOOK DONATIONS ACCEPTED BY APPOINTMENT

The Friends are taking donations, but by advance appointment only. Call us at 510.526.3720 during library open days/hours, after selecting a language option, wait for the option to reach Friends of the Albany Library to leave a message as our office is not “staffed”. Leave a message and we’ll call you back. You can also reach us by email at friendsalbany@yahoo.com any time. Please note that our office isn’t staffed, so it may take a few days for us to get back to you. 

For more information about the Albany Branch of the Alameda County Library including open days/hours, visit Albany | Alameda County Library (aclibrary.org)  

Please see the Donate Books page which can be accessed by clicking the link on the navigation bar in the upper right of the Home Page for more information on acceptable donations.

 

BOOK SALE INFORMATION

Our next on-site Book Sale is targeted for the Fall of 2024.  We are working with the City and the Library to coordinate logistics and will update this site with on-site book sale details as we get closer to Fall of 2024. Please note that revenue for past Book Sales is on the Sales Page of this site which can be reached by clicking on All Sales in the upper right navigation bar. 

In the meantime, please continue to donate books to help us prepare and stock up for the Fall book sale. You can also purchase books on the ongoing shelf sale in the library and online at Shop Friends of the Albany Library Books and Collectibles | AbeBooks: Eve’s Book Garden 

 

ALBANY LIBRARY’S SUMMER ADVENTURE KICK OFF PARTY

Kick-off Summer with us at the Albany Library! Drop by for games, crafts, snacks, prizes, and to pick up your Summer Adventure Guide.

The Summer Kick Off Party is Saturday, June 1, 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm in the Edith Stone Room

Summer Adventure runs June 1 through August 1. Complete engaging activities, reading, and more to receive a book gift and prize drawing entries. As a reminder, Summer Adventure is for ALL ages and abilities! Visit the Summer Adventure page for more information.

 

UPCOMING LIBRARY EVENTS SUPPORTED BY THE FRIENDS

We are happy to share a list of upcoming one-time library events supported by the Friends for the month of May.

Please go to the Friends Site Events Page for more detailed event information, including event time and location as well as registration requirements if applicable.

The Friends Events Page also has a full list of ongoing events as well as events in future months.

The Friends Events Page can be reached by clicking here or on the Events in the Navigation Bar at the top of the page. 

 

May One-Time Events Supported by the Friends

  • Friends of the Albany Library Book Sale – Saturday, May 4,  9:00 am – 5:00 pm
  • I’d Rather Sleep Rocks the Albany Library – Saturday, May 4,  7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
  • Friends of the Albany Library Book Sale – Sunday, May 5,  10:00 am – 4:00 pm
  • Rockin’ Kids Sing-a-long –Wednesday, May 8,  12:30 pm – 1:00 pm
  • Origami with Margo – Saturday, May 11,  11:00 am – 1:00 pm
  • Thank You Event – Sunday, May 12,  1:00 pm – 3:30 pm
  • Family Storytime – Saturday, May 18, 11:00 am – 11:30 am
  • Seated Mindful Movement – Monday, May 20,  5:00 pm – 5:45 pm
  • Rockin’ Kids Sing-a-long – Wednesday, May 22,  12:30 pm – 1:00 pm 
  • Quilting at the Albany Library – Tuesday, May 28,  1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

Get Involved!

Volunteer

We always need volunteers & there are plenty of interesting tasks! We especially need volunteers to help sort donated books.

Sort & Price

Sorting and pricing is a very important task.  Help us out!

Become A Member

We heartily welcome new members!