Posted October 12th, 2012
The State Library of Ohio designated the week of October 7-13, 2012, as a week where libraries across the state can choose ONE day to show what takes place in a library on a typical day. Library Snapshot Day highlights how important libraries are to their community, helping lawmakers understand that continuous funding and support for libraries is needed.
We at Athens County Public Libraries chose Tuesday October 9, 2012 as our snapshot day.
Posted October 2nd, 2012
It is October: nights become dark earlier and light makes its lazy way into lighting up the mornings. Here are some county-wide staff recommendations to tickle those feelings of fear during this season.
Posted September 29th, 2012
The Athens Public Library's Open House was filled with various actiivities and events for every age group. Storyteller Granny Sue Holstein, local writers, and Athens High Society Jazz Band took the mic; kids crawled through the reading bubble, twirled hula hoops and desgined their own homemade books; information tables with local groups who meet at the library were peppered throughout; beautiful cakes and free popcorn made bellies happy.
Posted September 18th, 2012
A generous donation has been made to the Athens Public Library's juvenile non-fiction section from long-time community members and supporters, Richard and Karen Harvey. Many titles will aid with in-depth research, and entertaining education, such as Dorling Kindersley (DK) publishers, Peterson guides, Heinemann international books, and project-based topical books.
Posted September 17th, 2012
Posted September 15th, 2012
A firefighter's first thought: rescue people. Then put out the fire. All week long, firefighters from different departments visited several library branches to educate about safety.
Posted September 13th, 2012
Posted August 30th, 2012
Ever since the first videogame, Tennis for Two in 1958, or Pong in the 70's, the idea that we could alter characters with instant twists, turns, speeding up, slowing down, and winning races just by moving our hands has been enticing. This ever-improving form of entertainment has since sky-rocketed, and these days, the vast varieties and multiple mechanisms can make competition fierce and challengingly fun.
Yet, games and systems can be pricey, and space to play with larger groups are hard to find. But you can play now, at the library! For free! Here's how...