Upcoming Events


Library Lights: Orsini Park Gazebo Lighting Ceremony
Friday, December 6th @ 6pm
Honor the memory of a loved one by dedicating a light on the Orsini Park Gazebo in their name. Make a donation to Altamont Free Library by December 5th and their name will be read out at our annual gazebo lighting ceremony. Library Lights Flyer 2019

Junior Readers Book Club
Wednesday, December 11th @ 7pm
We’re looking for readers between the ages of 9 and 12, who not only love reading, but love talking about reading! This month we’ll be discussing Space Case by Stuart Gibbs. Copies are available to be checked out. You can sign up at the front desk, email us at staff@altamontfreelibrary.org, or call us at 518-861-7239 to let us know you are coming! Happy Reading! *AGES 9-12

Gingerbread House Building
Saturday, December 14th @ 3pm-5pm
It’s the perfect time year to decorate gingerbread houses! These confectionary creations will be on display at the library during the Victorian Holiday Celebration, then they’re all yours to take home. Spots are limited so please give us a call at (518) 861-7239 to register your young folks ages 3 to 13 in advance!

Altamont Victorian Holiday Celebration
Sunday, December 15th @ noon to 5pm
Stop into the library during the village wide Altamont Victorian Holiday Celebration. We’ll be hosting storyteller Nancy Payne, drop-in crafts and at 5pm, join us by the train tracks for a visit from a very special visitor on a very special train!

Noon Book Club
Before We Were Yours By Lisa Wingate
Monday, January 6th, 2020 at 12 PM

Mystery Book Club

                                               In the Bleak Midwinter by Julia Spencer-Fleming                                                     Thursday, January 16, 2020 at 7 PM   

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Young Readers Book Club

Space Case by Stuart Gibbs 
Wednesday, December 11th at 7 PM

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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.