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Upcoming Events

The monthly meeting of the Altamont Free Library Board of Trustees will be held on Monday, November 18th at 7pm in the Library’s meeting room.


Young Readers Book Club
Wednesday, November 13 @ 7pm
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 Resistance by Ann Jungman. If you haven’t read it, you can still join us to help us choose our next book!

Juice & Jammies Storytime
Friday, November 22 @ 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.

Eat Around the World Potluck
Monday, November 25 @ 6pm
Join us as we taste test a different country or culture every month. This month, it’s Ukraine! Bring a friend and a dish to pass. If you don’t already have a favorite Ukranian dish, grab one of the cookbooks we’ve set aside!

Thanksgiving Drop-In Craft
Tuesday, November 26 @ 6pm to 7 pm
Liven up your Thanksgiving week with a fun and simple kid craft. This program is limited to 10 participants, so please register in advance.

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

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

The Book Thief by Marcus Zuzak
Monday, November 4th at 12pm

Landline by Rainbow Rowell
Monday, December 2nd at 12pm

Mystery Book Club

Three Can Keep a Secret by Archer Mayer
Thursday, November 21st at 7pm

Young Readers Book Club

Resistance by Ann Jungman
Wednesday, November 13th 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.