Every year, library advocates from across New York State converge on Albany in February to voice their support for funding and policies that benefit libraries.
We have no idea what 2021 will look like. But we are still getting ready for our February Advocacy campaign. For the past two years, our Advocacy Campaign meant tabling at the Washington Avenue Branch on Tuesday afternoons. We are looking at several ideas, including phoning our Friends and Supporters or having brief advocacy meetups on Tuesday afternoons in front of APL branches. We will confirm our plan by January 23, 2021. Drop us a note and let us know if you are interested.
About Friends & Foundation of Albany Public Library
161 WASHINGTON AVE, ALBANY, NY 12210, US
The Friends & Foundation of APL provides critical financial support to the Albany (NY) Public Library in order to help the Library provide education, literacy, career development, cultural enrichment and lifelong learning. (In February 2020, the Albany Public Library Foundation merged with the Friends of Albany Public Library.)
The FFAPL’s purpose is to
Benefit, promote, support, encourage and generally enhance the programs and facilities of the Albany Public Library
Provide financial assistance and support for specific Library programs and projects, and
Assist the Library Board of Trustees in making its programs and facilities more valuable to the community.
The FFAPL is functionally integrated with the Albany Public Library.