The Wells Public Library Branch (Albany)

Upcoming Events

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New Hours Starting March 1st

Monday 10:00AM – 7:00PM
Tuesday 10:00AM – 6:00PM
Wednesday 10:00AM – 6:00PM
Thursday 10:00AM – 6:00PM
Friday 10:00AM – 5:00PM
Saturday 9:00AM – 1:00PM

History

The Wells Library was founded in 1866, endowed by funds provided for in the will of Henry Wells, an Albany merchant. The Wells Library joined the Athens County Library system in 1974. The grand opening for the new Wells Library was March 15, 2000.

In June 2008, the Wells Library was struck by fire. The library temporarily relocated to the Albany Community Building while the damaged building was being repaired. The library reopened in its remodeled building on April 23, 2009.

Special Services

Mary Young Garden.  For the beauty and educational programs.

Children’s Programs

Programs for children are provided regularly, including preschool story time and our countywide summer program, Book Camp.

Other Services