Your Albany Public Library Foundation

Albany’s Public Library Foundation

The Albany Public Library Foundation is not an agency of the City of Albany government. However, we seeks to coordinate our activities with the Albany Public Library administration.


For the last several years budget restrictions at the City of Albany have limited purchasing new materials. The Foundation, along with Friend of the Library have stepped up with fund to bridge that gap.


The Albany Library Foundation grants help provide programs for children and youth at the downtown branch. This helps maximize the number of children the summer reading program reaches.


Among many improvement projects the Foundation has recently had all of the windows in the Carnegie Library professionally restored, and new window coverings created.


The Board members of the APLF have assisted with various events at the Carnegie library such as the Annual Christmas Historic Homes Tour, and summer reading wrap up.

Projects & Latest News

Catch up on the projects our Foundation has been working on, and other bits of History and news about the Library.

An interior shot of the adult book section in the Albany, Oregon Carnegie library. Provided by a member of the Albany Public Library Foundation Board.

The Modern Travelers Club and the Albany Public Library

By Barbara Krochta In February 1898, a group of eight Albany women established a study club for the purpose of pursuing a “light course of study,” as well as pleasant[…]

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What APLF Accomplished: FY 2022-2023

The primary purpose of the Albany Public Library Foundation is to insure the viability of the Carnegie branch, the historic home of today’s active library system. APLF also contributes to[…]

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Las Vegas, NM Carnegie Library

Viva Las Vegas!

Viva Las Vegas! Not that flimflam in Nevada, but the charming railroad town in New Mexico. A small city about the size of Astoria, Las Vegas, like Albany (and Astoria!),[…]

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