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The Plains Public Library Branch

The Plains Public Library

14 S. Plains Road
The Plains, OH 45780

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Phone: (740) 797-4579
Fax: (740) 797-4579

Branch Hours
Library closings
Mon. -
Tue. -
Wed. -
Thu. -
Fri. -
Sat. -
Sun. Closed

Athens Public Transit official stop

Wireless Internet Available

Public Computers: 15

Meeting Room Capacity: 32

Branch Manager:
Ken Robinson

Children’s Librarian:
Betty Ranck

Talking Books Coordinator:
Stacey Carter-Kimball

Events at The Plains Public Library

What Are You Looking for in a 21st Century Library? September 10 @ 11:00AM For adults
Preschool Storytime with Betty September 14 @ 11:30AM Storytime
Polymer Clay Beads September 15 @ 4:00PM For kids
Ceiling Tile Art September 16 @ 4:00PM Young Adults
Ceiling Tile Art September 17 @ 4:00PM Young Adults
Ride for Reading in The Plains! September 18 @ 9:45AM For adults
Preschool Storytime with Betty September 21 @ 11:30AM Storytime
Teen Time September 23 @ 4:00PM Young Adults
Preschool Storytime with Betty September 28 @ 11:30AM Storytime
The Plains Public Library Open House October 3 @ 8:00AM For adults
The Plains Public Library Open House October 3 @ 10:00AM For kids
Dog and Pony show! October 3 @ 10:00AM For adults
Dog and Pony show! October 3 @ 10:00AM For kids
Face Painting October 3 @ 11:00AM For kids


The Plains branch opened on January 20, 1991. It was the first branch in the Athens County Public Library system to be built specifically for library service. It heralded in a new era of library building projects; locations had previously been rented spaces or converted storefronts. Encouraged by the continuing growth of The Plains community, the library doubled in size during a quarter-million dollar expansion project in 1999. The branch’s central location in the county makes it a popular spot for residents from neighboring communities.

Children's Programs

The library has a modest study and play area for children. We feature public computers in our kids' section for the convenience of the children and their parents.

Programs for children are provided regularly, including preschool story time, after-school programs, and our countywide summer program, Book Camp.  A full-time children’s librarian is on staff.

E-Book Assistance

Need help with your Kindle, Nook, or iPad? Reserve an hour with a library tech for help with your device, including the use of our digital collection via The Ohio Digital Library.

To sign-up, contact The Plains Library at 740-797-4579

Other Services