Library Expedition


Albany Public Library
Washington Avenue Branch

Unique Features and Facts:

  • We house the Albany Made Creative Lab makerspace (hours) and the Local History Room (hours).
  • We have the largest library youth services room in the Capital District!
  • Bleecker, our green owl mascot, lives at this branch.
  • Herman Melville, author of the famous book Moby Dick, had a library card at Albany Public Library!
  • We host the CDPHP Cycle bikeshare repair facility in our basement.
  • We have musical instruments (guitars, bass guitars, amplifiers) and fishing poles available to borrow by adults.

Local Food:
NoHo Pizza and Ben & Jerry's are both excellent, and within walking distance to the branch.



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