The mission of the Albany County Public Library Foundation is to generate funds through gifts, endowments, memorials and special programs in order to improve the Albany County Public Library in perpetuity through specific programs, direct financial assistance and community outreach.
Each year, the ACPLF makes contributes funds to help our library increase and improve its collections and materials. The Albany County Public Library Foundation was established in 1978 to raise and hold funds towards the building of the "new" library. After the building was completed in 1981, the Foundation's role was expanded to include:
• Purchase of books, equipment and other materials
• Education the public on the use and function of library facilities
• Promote increased literacy in Albany County
• Enlist public support for major capital projects at the library