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 

 

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 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 here or on the Events in the Navigation Bar at the top of the page. 

 

June One-Time Events Supported by the Friends

  • Summer Adventure Kick Off Party – Saturday, June 1,  2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
  • Seated Mindful Movement – Monday, June 3,  5:00 pm – 5:45 pm
  • Movies at Albany Library – The Creator – Wednesday, June 5,  5:00 pm – 7:15 pm
  • Origami with Margo – Saturday, June 8,  11:00 am – 1:00 pm
  • Arts and Crafts at Albany Library – Can One Really Make Flowers Out of Buttons? – Saturday, June 8,  2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
  • Art Workshop for Kids – Wednesday, June 12,  2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
  • Movies at Albany Library – Anatomy of a Fall – Wednesday, June 12,  5:00 pm – 7:30 pm
  • Family Concert with Soul 4kidz – Saturday, June 15,  11:00 am – 12:00 pm
  • Finding the Italians – Saturday, June 15, 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm
  • Build It! – Thursday, June 20,  1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
  • STEM for Kids – Practice the Scientific Method with Hexbugs – Saturday, June 22,  3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
  • Summer Craft! – Wednesday, June 26,  2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
  • Jelly Jam Time Puppet Show – Saturday, June 29,  11:00 am – 11:45 am
  • Pride Family Storytime – Saturday, June 29, 2:00 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!