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



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, 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.

For more information about the Albany Branch of the Alameda County Library visit Albany | Alameda County Library (aclibrary.org)



The May On-Site Book Sale brought in $4,717.45 in earnings! We sold over 5,000 books, DVDs, LPs, and magazines! 

A big thank you to the City, Library and Library Staff, Friends of the Albany Library Volunteers, Albany Middle and High School Student Volunteers and Library Patrons! The Friends Library Spring Book Sale was a great success!

A big thank you to everyone for showing up regardless of the road construction challenges!

Your efforts, contributions and support were fabulous! We could not have done it without you!  




The Friends are now taking donations, but by advance appointment only. Please contact us via email at friendsalbany@yahoo.com or telephone us at (510) 526-3720, wait for the Friends message, then leave a message to make an appointment. Please note that our office isn’t staffed, so it may take a few days for us to get back to you. We look forward to receiving your donations!   




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

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 on Events in the Navigation Bar at the top of the page

One Time Library Events: June 

  • Movies at the Albany Library – Black Panther – Wakanda Forever: Tuesday, June 6
  • Python Ron’s Reptile Kingdom: Saturday, June 10
  • Movies at the Albany Library – Moana: Saturday June 10
  • Movies at the Albany Library – Pride Month Movie Night Wigstock: Tuesday June 13  
  • Science for Kids – Nature Treasure Hunt: Saturday, June 17  
  • Rainbow Family Story Time: Saturday, June 17,  2:00 pm  
  • Movies at the Albany Library – John Lewis: Good Trouble: Tuesday, June 20 
  • Free Bike Repair: Thursday June 22
  • Arts and Crafts at the Albany Library – Sun Printing: Saturday, June 24 
  • Lego Lab: Monday June 26  
  • Movies at the Albany Library – Pride Month Movie – Bros: Tuesday June 27  


Get Involved!


We always need volunteers, and there are always plenty of interesting tasks! We especially need volunteers to help sort our large backlog of books.

Sort & Price

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

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We heartily welcome new members!