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

Storytime with Betty February 4 @ 11:30AM Storytime
Need Help Finding Healthcare? February 6 @ 9:00AM For adults
Needle Felting February 9 @ 5:30PM For adults
Storytime with Betty February 11 @ 11:30AM Storytime
Mardi Gras Celebration February 17 @ 4:30PM For kids
Storytime with Betty February 18 @ 11:30AM Storytime
Creation Station/ Art for the Kindergarten age February 19 @ 4:00PM For kids
Storytime with Betty February 25 @ 11:30AM Storytime
Teen Time February 25 @ 4:00PM Young Adults
Storytime with Betty March 4 @ 11:30AM Storytime


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