About Us

Helping to support the ACPL

About Friends of the Library

Mission

Our mission is to provide financial support to the Albany County Public Library through book sales and other efforts, while enhancing cultural life and the betterment of the community.  

 

How We Work

All profits raised by the Friends of the Albany County Public Library organization go to help the public library. Wonderful volunteers work tirelessly year-round to sort and organize the donations given so generously to our library for the book sales held throughout the year. All of the proceeds raised from our organization are donated annually to our county library.  These funds provide critical support for purchasing new materials.

In addition, library staff evaluate the donations we receive from the public and choose items that enhance or replace items in the collection. The library gets a significant portion of their collection from donations.