For Teens

Banned Books Reading Challenge — 2022

Banned Books Week   During the last week in September, libraries will be participating in Banned Books Week. This week was created to raise awareness of censorship and to highlight books that are frequently challenged and sometimes banned. In 1982, after an onslaught of challenges and bans, Judith Krug, the Director of the Office of […]

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Summer Reading 2021: Tails and Tales

Summer is just around the corner! The Albany County Public Library is excited to bring you 3+ months of fun and learning with reading challenges, a scavenger hunt, and more. Animal lovers of all ages can celebrate our theme this year: Tails and Tales.    Visit for updates and more!   Summer Scavenger Hunt […]

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Our Rewrite a Fairy Tale Competition Winners

This summer we held a Rewrite a Fairy Tale competition for teens ages 12-18. We received so many great entries all of whom had wonderful and fresh interpretations of classic fairy tales. We were blown away by all of the fairy tales and had the very difficult task of picking our winners. However, without further […]

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Rewrite a Fairy Tale Competition

Calling all teens from 6th–12th grade! Submit a rewritten or fresh take on a traditional folk tale, fairy tale, or myth. Winners will have the opportunity to have their story published on our blog and win a prize! Submissions due June 30th. Submit your story here! Guidelines: Take an existing fairy tale such as Hansel […]

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Summer Is Here!

Our Summer Program kicks off at midnight tonight! The theme this year is Imagine Your Story, so get ready for a summer of magic, fairy tales, and fantastic adventures. We are calling our program Summer Quests because, in addition to reading, we are introducing new activities to learn, create, and do more this summer.   […]

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