The Wells Public Library

Upcoming Events

View complete events listing


The Wells (Albany) library was originally founded in 1866 when Henry Wells, an Albany merchant, left money for a local library in his will. It joined the county’s system in the mid 1970s but stuck with its original name to honor its history.

The library’s current location was first opened in 1999. In 2008 it was struck by fire and services temporarily relocated to the Albany Community Building. The library at its current location reopened in April, 2009.

One of the unique features of this location is its Mary Young Garden, named after a former branch manager. 


Join a weekly needlework group, themed storytimes (sometimes with furry guests!), book clubs, a seasonal children’s dinner theater series, and many more options for any age.      

Other Services

  • Wifi
  • Meeting room
  • Notary services
  • Copiers/fax service
  • Voter registration