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 Librarian and Youth Services Coordinator:
   Amy King

Children's Librarians: Luke Bentley, Lee Branner, and Taryn Lentes

Events at the Athens Public Library

Baby Storytime April 22 @ 9:30AM Storytime
The Athens Poetry Group All Local Poets Invited April 22 @ 10:00AM For adults
Baby Storytime April 22 @ 11:00AM Storytime
Spanish Conversation Hour April 22 @ 4:00PM For adults
Celebrate Earth Day! April 22 @ 4:30PM For kids
Candidates Forum: Athens Common Pleas Judge Race April 22 @ 6:30PM For adults
Preschool Storytime April 23 @ 9:30AM Storytime
Yoga For People 50 and Up April 23 @ 10:00AM For adults
Preschool Storytime April 23 @ 11:00AM Storytime
Yoga For People 50 and Up April 23 @ 2:00PM For adults
YABC: Young Adult Book Club April 23 @ 4:30PM Young Adults
Knitting Group April 23 @ 5:00PM For adults
Monsters: The Face of Fear April 24 @ 7:00PM For adults
Family Storytime April 26 @ 11:00AM Storytime
Card Club April 26 @ 1:00PM Young Adults
Open House April 26 @ 2:00PM For adults
"The Escape of Jane" April 26 @ 3:30PM For adults
"The Escape of Jane" April 26 @ 3:30PM For kids
Baby Storytime April 29 @ 9:30AM Storytime
Baby Storytime April 29 @ 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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