Upcoming Events


Young Readers Book Club
Wednesday, October 2 @ 5pm
We’re looking for readers between the ages of 9 and 12, who not only love reading, but love talking about reading! This will be the first meeting of this group and we’ll be discussing the classic story The Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster. If you haven’t read it, you can still join us to help us choose our next book!

“Altamont Remembers” Oral History Discussion
Friday, October 11 @ 6pm
Have you lived in Altamont for a long time and have stories to tell about the way things used to be around here? Whether you like telling stories, or listening to stories, please join us for this round table conversation hosted by Melissa Hale-Spencer. Whether you were a kid in the ‘40’s or the ‘80’s, we’d love you to share your memories and get them recorded for posterity!

Cyber Security Workshop with the NYS Office of Information Technology
Tuesday, October 22nd@ 7pm
The Internet has drastically changed the way that we interact with the world, and when we hear about hacking and viruses, it’s sometimes tough to know what those threats mean or what we can do about them.  John Borst from the NYS Office of Information Technology Services will pro vide an overview of cyber threats and give tips and tricks to maintain a safe and secure online life!

Fall Crafts for Kids
Thursday, October 24th @ 3pm to 4pm
Join us for an afternoon of fall-themed crafts, laughs and gourds! Participation is limited to 10 children, so please sign up at the library or call (518) 861-7239 or email Staff@AltamontFreeLibrary.org to register in advance.

Juice & Jammies Storytime
Friday, October 25th @ 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. Make sure to call ahead to register in advance.

Noon Book Club

Beloved by Toni Morrison 

Monday, October 7th at 12pm

Mystery Book Club

The Maltese Falcon by Dashiell Hammett

Thursday, October 17th at 7pm

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!

The monthly meeting of the Altamont Free Library Board of Trustees will take place on Monday, September 16th at 7pm in the Library’s meeting room. 


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.