- EVENT POSTPONED Project 159: Health & Wellness for Seniors — Monday, September 23, 2019, 1:00 PM 2:00 PM
- Athens Community Relations Commission Workshop: Racism, Oppression, and the Climate Emergency — Monday, September 23, 2019, 6:00 PM 8:00 PM
- Baby and Toddler Storytime — Tuesday, September 24, 2019, 9:30 AM 10:00 AM
- Prose Writers Group — Tuesday, September 24, 2019, 10:00 AM 12:00 PM
- Baby and Toddler Storytime — Tuesday, September 24, 2019, 11:00 AM 11:30 AM
- Spanish Conversation Hour — Tuesday, September 24, 2019, 4:00 PM 5:00 PM
- Building with Kapla Blocks — Tuesday, September 24, 2019, 4:30 PM 5:30 PM
- League of Women Voters Candidate Forum: Mayoral Race for City of Athens — Tuesday, September 24, 2019, 6:00 PM 8:00 PM
- Yoga For People 50 and Up — Wednesday, September 25, 2019, 10:00 AM 11:00 AM
- Preschool Storytime — Wednesday, September 25, 2019, 10:00 AM 10:30 AM
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.
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 Summer at the Library, which takes place each summer.
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.
- Public Internet access
- Wireless Internet
- Meeting facilities
- Notary services
- Bike checkouts
- Class visits available
- Copiers/fax service
- Voter registration
- Golden Buckeye card applications
- County maps available
- Plentiful parking