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

Community Food Initiatives Seed Give-Away Week April 20 @ 5:00PM For adults
Spring Storytime with Betty April 22 @ 11:30AM Storytime
Prenatal Yoga/ Rhymes and Stories for Young Parents April 24 @ 11:00AM For adults
Spring Storytime with Betty April 29 @ 11:30AM Storytime
Teen Time April 29 @ 4:00PM Young Adults
Early Literacy Tips for Parents May 1 @ 11:00AM For adults
Exam Cram May 4 @ 2:30PM Young Adults
Exam Cram May 5 @ 2:30PM Young Adults
Spring Storytime with Betty May 6 @ 11:30AM Storytime
Spring Storytime with Betty May 6 @ 11:30AM Storytime
T-Shirt Workshop May 7 @ 4:00PM For kids
Exam Cram May 11 @ 2:30PM Young Adults
Exam Cram May 12 @ 2:30PM Young Adults
Spring Storytime with Betty May 13 @ 11:30AM Storytime
Creation Station/ Art for the Kindergarten age May 14 @ 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