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

Sprouting Melodies October 25 @ 11:00AM Storytime
Anime Card Club October 25 @ 1:00PM Young Adults
Baby Storytime October 28 @ 9:30AM Storytime
Baby Storytime October 28 @ 11:00AM Storytime
Spanish Conversation Hour October 28 @ 4:00PM For adults
Preschool Storytime October 29 @ 9:30AM Storytime
Yoga For People 50 and Up October 29 @ 10:00AM For adults
Preschool Storytime October 29 @ 11:00AM Storytime
How to Use Google October 29 @ 11:30AM For adults
Open Technology Help Hours October 29 @ 1:00PM For adults
Yoga For People 50 and Up October 29 @ 2:00PM For adults
Doctor Who Party October 29 @ 4:30PM Young Adults
Knitting Group October 29 @ 5:00PM For adults
Birth Circle October 29 @ 7:00PM For adults
Trick or Treat October 30 @ 5:30PM For kids
Saturday Knitting Group November 1 @ 9:00AM For adults
Creative Writing Workshop for Teens November 1 @ 10:30AM Young Adults
Family Storytime November 1 @ 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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