The Athens Public Library Branch

30 Home Street
Athens, OH 45701

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Phone: (740) 592-4272
Fax: (740) 594-4204

Branch Hours
Library closings
Mon. Closed
Tue. 9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Wed. 9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Thu. 9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Fri. 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sat. 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sun. Closed

Athens Public Transit official stop

Wireless Internet Available

Public Computers : 10

Large Meeting
Room Capacity
: 75

Small Meeting
Room Capacity
: 12

Branch Manager:
   Marilyn Zwayer

Children's Librarians: Luke Bentley, Sue Gallagher, and Taryn Lentes

Events at the Athens Public Library

Preschool Storytime July 30 @ 9:30AM Storytime
Yoga For People 50 and Up July 30 @ 10:00AM For adults
Preschool Storytime July 30 @ 11:00AM Storytime
Yoga For People 50 and Up July 30 @ 2:00PM For adults
Knitting Group July 30 @ 5:00PM For adults
Birth Circle July 30 @ 7:00PM For adults
Saturday Knitting Group August 2 @ 9:00AM For adults
Family Storytime August 2 @ 11:00AM Storytime
Card Club August 2 @ 1:00PM Young Adults
Now Playing at your library: THE LEGO MOVIE August 2 @ 4:30PM For kids
Spanish Conversation Hour August 5 @ 4:00PM For adults
Yoga For People 50 and Up August 6 @ 10:00AM For adults
Yoga For People 50 and Up August 6 @ 2:00PM For adults
Knitting Group August 6 @ 5:00PM For adults
Build with Boxes August 7 @ 11:00AM Book Camp
Jitterbug Dance Concert! A Night of Noir and Blanc August 7 @ 7:00PM For adults
Friends of the Athens Public Library Booksale August 9 @ 9:00AM For adults
Card Club August 9 @ 1:00PM Young Adults
The Athens Poetry Group All Local Poets Invited August 12 @ 10:00AM For adults

History

When the county public library system was created in 1935, an Athens branch was set up on West Union St., later moving to West Washington St. and then to North Court St. The Athens Public Library moved to its present location at 30 Home St. in 1993. In September of 2005, a new expansion was added, effectively doubling the square footage of the branch.

Children's Programming

The library has a sizable play area for children that includes a selection of toys and puppets. A catalog computer is in the children's area, allowing for searches of library materials.

Athens Public Library has three children's librarians and numerous children's programs scheduled throughout the year, as well as the county-wide Book Camp, which takes place each summer.

Adult Programming

A variety of excellent programs take place on a weekly basis, including lectures, yoga, dancing, musical concerts, Spanish conversation, and book clubs. All are free, and are funded by the Friends of the Athens Public Library.

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