The Plains Public Library Branch

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. 11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Tue. 11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Wed. 11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Thu. 11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Fri. 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sat. 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
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

Let's Get Cooking March 30 @ 3:00PM For kids
Discovery Kitchen Tasting Table: Bean Dip with Chips March 30 @ 5:00PM For adults
Let's Get Cooking March 31 @ 3:00PM For kids
Spring Storytime with Betty April 1 @ 11:30AM Storytime
Let's Get Cooking April 1 @ 3:00PM For kids
Teen Time April 1 @ 4:00PM Young Adults
Let's Get Cooking April 2 @ 3:00PM For kids
Prenatal Yoga/ Rhymes and Stories for Young Parents April 3 @ 11:00AM For adults
Let's Get Cooking April 3 @ 3:00PM For kids
Spring Storytime with Betty April 8 @ 11:30AM Storytime
Prenatal Yoga/ Rhymes and Stories for Young Parents April 10 @ 11:00AM For adults
Mason Jar Dioramas April 13 @ 5:00PM For adults
Spring Storytime with Betty April 15 @ 11:30AM Storytime
Creation Station/ Art for the Kindergarten age April 16 @ 4:00PM 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