The Athens Public Library Branch

Athens Public Library

30 Home Street
Athens, OH 45701

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

Branch Hours
Library closings
Mon. -
Tue. -
Wed. -
Thu. -
Fri. -
Sat. -
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 Librarian:
Luke Bentley

Children’s Librarian:
Sue Gallagher

Children’s Librarian:
Taryn Lentes

Events at the Athens Public Library

Baby Storytime October 6 @ 9:30AM Storytime
The Athens Poetry Group All Local Poets Invited October 6 @ 10:00AM For adults
Baby Storytime October 6 @ 11:00AM Storytime
Spanish Conversation Hour October 6 @ 4:00PM For adults
Voter Information Program: Issues #1, #2 & #3 October 6 @ 6:30PM For adults
Preschool Storytime October 7 @ 9:30AM Storytime
Yoga For People 50 and Up October 7 @ 10:00AM For adults
Preschool Storytime October 7 @ 11:00AM Storytime
Yoga For People 50 and Up October 7 @ 2:00PM For adults
Athens County Knitters October 7 @ 5:00PM For adults
Boardgames Club October 8 @ 5:00PM For adults
Boffing with Erik Peterson October 8 @ 5:30PM For kids
Sounds of Tibet: The Singing Bowls of Ron Esposito October 8 @ 7:00PM For adults
Friends of the Athens Public Library Booksale October 10 @ 9:00AM For adults
Family Storytime October 10 @ 11:00AM Storytime


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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