Still Looking Good: Albany Library turns 100!

The city's smallest citizens wish their library a Happy Birthday!!


On December 4, 1913--the Albany Library was born. In a Fourth of July souvenir program from that year, Albany was called the place "where climate, convenience and courtesy cancels competition." Can't beat that!

Albany Library has lived up to all those C's, always striving to be convenient and courteous. And, in this town of 18,000, without using any shady methods to cancel competition, we are still the only public library in town.

Wednesday's Sing-along kicks off our centenary year. Come see if we look good for our age!

(The quote above and many fantastic photos can be found in Images of America: Albany by Karen Sorensen and the Albany Historical Society. We have copies at the Albany Library.)

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Peggy McQuaid December 06, 2013 at 09:37 AM
The Albany Historical Society will join with the Albany Library, the City of Albany, and Alameda County to celebrate the library's centennial on Sunday, January 26 at the Albany Community Center. The AHS general meeting will start at 1:30 with the Centennial program beginning at 2:00. A reception will follow. All are welcome and we hope to see you there.


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