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About Us

The Friends of the Albany Library (“FAL”) is a 501 (c)(3) public benefit non-profit corporation, EIN 94-3085229.  We are staffed by volunteers.

FAL’s purpose is to support the Albany Library, which we do by funding many library programs and events, and also by purchase of various library materials.

Friends of the Albany Library Board Meetings

The Friends of the Albany Library (FAL) Board meets monthly on the 3rd Wednesday of each month at 11:30am in the Edith Stone Room at the Albany Library.  Upcoming meetings are:

  • Wednesday, July 17 at 11:30am
  • Wednesday, August 21 at 11:30am

The monthly FAL meetings are a great way to be more involved, provide input, make friends and find out what is coming up! You are welcome to attend!



FAL Board effective October 2023


  • President Marsha Skinner
  • Vice-President Susan Barnes
  • Past President Karen Campbell
  • Treasurer Vijaya Srivastava
  • Recording Secretary Caryl O’Keefe
  • Corresponding Secretary Dru Burrell
  • Director Preeti Dadlani
  • Director Hank Olson
  • Director Dede Pansino
  • Director Yancy Zhang
  • Director Betty Schinnerer
  • Director Eve Nilson