The Athens County Public Libraries will be closed on Jul 03, 2015 and Jul 04, 2015

The Wells Public Library Branch (Albany)

Wells (Albany) Public Library

5200 W. Washington Road
Albany, OH 45710

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Phone: (740) 698-3059
Fax: (740) 698-3059

Branch Hours
Library closings
Mon. -
Tue. -
Wed. -
Thu. -
Fri. -
Sat. Closed
Sun. Closed
Extended summer hours are in effect June 1 through July 27

Wireless Internet Available

Public Computers: 7

Meeting Room Capacity: 30

Branch Manager:
Lanna Galloway

Children’s Librarian:
Rachel Everett

Events at the Wells (Albany) Public Library

Free Lunch July 2 @ 11:30AM Book Camp
Shape a Hero July 2 @ 12:30PM Book Camp
Storytime with Rachel July 3 @ 1:30PM Storytime
Free Lunch July 6 @ 11:30AM Book Camp
Yoga July 6 @ 6:15PM For adults
Free Lunch July 7 @ 11:30AM Book Camp
The Needlework Group July 7 @ 1:30PM For adults
Free Lunch July 8 @ 11:30AM Book Camp
Nerdtopia July 8 @ 2:00PM Young Adults
Baby Bump Club July 8 @ 4:00PM For adults
Free Lunch July 9 @ 11:30AM Book Camp
Hardworking Pollinators July 9 @ 12:30PM Book Camp
Free Lunch July 10 @ 11:30AM Book Camp
Storytime with Rachel July 10 @ 1:30PM Storytime
Free Lunch July 13 @ 11:30AM Book Camp


The Wells Library was founded in 1866, endowed by funds provided for in the will of Henry Wells, an Albany merchant. The Wells Library joined the Athens County Library system in 1974. The grand opening for the new Wells Library was March 15, 2000.

In June 2008, the Wells Library was struck by fire. The library temporarily relocated to the Albany Community Building while the damaged building was being repaired. The library reopened in its remodeled building on April 23, 2009.

Special Services

Mary Young Garden.  For the beauty and educational programs.

Children's Programs

Programs for children are provided regularly, including preschool story time and our countywide summer program, Book Camp.

Other Services