Upcoming Events

Annual Chicken BBQ!

Friday, June 14th at 5pm to 7pm

Stop into the library and get your tickets now or our ever-popular annual chicken bbq fundraiser! Every dinner, prepared by Wagon Train BBQ, includes a half chicken, baked potato, coleslaw, roll, drink and desert. A veggie option is also available for pre-order. Tickets are $12 each in advance. Take your meal to go or spread out with your neighbors in Orsini Park to the sounds of live music in the gazebo!


The monthly meeting of the Altamont Free Library Board of Trustees will be held on Monday, May 20th at 7pm.  All are welcome to attend. 

Local Author Joe Vinette Presentation

Wednesday, June 12th at 7pm

    Join us for a presentation by local author Joe Vinette. Mr. Vinette will be giving an uplifting discussion, entitled “Encourager: Overcoming Learning Disabilities” about his experiences and observations of overcoming learning disabilities. He will discuss tools and strategies that he has discovered in his own life to successfully deal with issues related to education, self-esteem, and much more.

Teen Cook-Off

Saturday, June 22 @ 1pm

Teens, looking to test out your cooking skills? If so, join us for our first ever ‘Teen Cook Off”. Ingredients and utensils will be provided, all you have to do it bring your creativity and a fun apron if you have one! Please sign up at the front desk and let us know ahead of time about any dietary restrictions. *Ages 13 and up.

“A Universe of Stories” Summer Reading Program Kickoff

Friday, June 28th @ 5pm

Are you ready for another summer full of games, crafts, puzzles, and reading adventures? If you are, join us for the kickoff , or should we say liftoff, party for the 2019  Summer Reading Program! Pick up your Summer Reading BINGO card, and join us for games, crafts, and snacks.

Juice & Jammies Storytime

Friday, June 28th @ 7pm

Put on your pj’s and join Ms. Erika for a pre-bedtime story, snack, stretch and craft! This easygoing storytime will be just the thing to prepare your kiddos to count sheep. Please register ahead of time. Note: This will be the final Juice & Jammies until September.


Noon Book Club

The Library Book

Monday, July 1st at 12pm 

Mystery Book Club

Sulfur Springs by William Kent Krueger

Thursday, June 20th at 7 PM

Every Tuesdays at 10:30 there is a Preschooler’s Storytime and every Wednesday at 10:30 there is a Toddler’s Storytime! Please join us for some fun!

Have you heard? For all of 2019, we will be trying something new: No overdue fines on any children’s books! No matter whether you are a kid, parent, teacher, or anyone else, children’s books checked out here (even if we have to get them from another library) will not accrue overdue fines. Even better, if you have existing overdue fines on a AFL Youth Card, we will clear them. We hope that many of our friends take advantage of this experiment, so spread the word! 

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.