Upcoming Events



 Do you love libraries? Do you like a friendly competition? Are long drives on fall days through beautiful landscapes you r thing? If so, we’ve got an idea for you!

Introducing the 2018 Upper Hudson Library System Library Expedition! This challenge double dog dares you to try to visit all 36 libraries in Albany and Rensselaer Counties in just 3 months! You can compete as an individual, a family, or a team and prizes will be awarded for visiting 5, 15, 25, and all 36 libraries. It’ a fun challenge for folks who love libraries and want to explore parts of the Capital District they may have passed by or passed through but never stopped to smell the books. If you would like to be a “36er”, stop by the library and get your official Altamont Free Library stamp on your passport! All aboard for an adventure!


The monthly meeting of the Altamont Free Library Board of Trustees will be held on

Monday,  October 15th at 7pm

in the Library’s meeting room.

Programs & Events

Name That Tune with Don Snyder

Friday, October 19th @ 7pm

Test your knowledge of old-time popular favorites with saxophone virtuoso Don Snyder. Teams will compete for prizes and bragging rights in this fun, toe-tapping contest of the ears!

Teen Game Night

Saturday, October 20th @ 6pm to 8pm

Teens, do you need a night of fun playing games with just people your age? If so, join us as we spend the night playing board games and having lots of laughs and snacks! Ages 13 and up, please!

Spooky Crafts for Kids

Thursday, October 25th @ 4pm to 5pm

It’s the spookiest time of the year and we’re getting out some of our nervous energy by painting pumpkins! Please join us for an afternoon of crafts, laughs and frights! Participation is limited to 10 children, so please sign up at the library or call (518) 861-7239 to register in advance.

Juice & Jammies Storytime

Friday, October 26th @ 7pm

Put on your pj’s and join Ms. Erika for a pre-bedtime story, snack and craft! This storytime will be just the thing to prepare your kiddos to count sheep.

Owl Presentation

Sunday, October 28th @ 5pm to 6pm

Hoooo’s there? Owls! Just before Halloween, come meet some great horned owls, barn owls, screech owls, short eared owls and possibly more! Wildlife Rehabilitator Kelly Martin will teach us all about our nocturnal neighbors and about her many years of experience in healing and reintegrating animals into the wild.

 Noon Book Club

A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman

Monday, October 1st at 12 PM

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Next Month: Killers of the Flower Moon by David Grann

Monday, November 5 @ 12pm

 Mystery Book Club

In the Woods by Tana  French

Thursday, October 18 @ 7pm

And as always every Tuesdays at 10:30 there is a Preschooler’s Storytime and every Wednesday at 10:30 there is a Toddler’s Storytime!

ATTENTION TEEN READERS!                                      Interested in winning some Teen books and/or book swag? If so, check out our new Teen Reading Contest! Here is it how it works: come check out a book from our teen section that you have never read before, read it, then come back and fill out a short review of the book. You will then be entered into our raffle to win some bookish prizes! Happy reading and good luck!

Museum Passes Available!                                                              There are now several local museum passes available at the library! These include: 

The Albany Institute of History and Art                          Children’s Museum of Science & Technology                             The Eric Carle Museum                                                                         The Clark Art Institute                                                                         The Hyde Collection                                                                                     Empire Passes to New York State Parks & Beaches 

All museum passes are made possible through the contributions to the Todd Pulliam Memorial Fund.