From shelving books to serving free summer lunches, our volunteers help keep us going and growing!
Contact your local library for a volunteer application.
Short-term service projects, job training inquiries
Contact: Renard Phillips, Athens Public Library
Court-ordered community service opportunities
Contact: Eric Wilson, Nelsonville Public Library
Note: Volunteers under the age of 18 need a signed permission form from their parent or guardian.
We accept monetary donations of any size, and every donation is reviewed by our Board of Trustees.
How might your donation be used? Some examples include library programs, technology, buildings/supplies, and our collection (Final decisions fall under the discretion of ACPL.) If you have questions regarding donations, contact Nick Tepe, our director.
Drop off donations at the front desk of your local library or mail to:
Athens County Public Libraries
Attn: Nick Tepe, director
95 W. Washington St.
Nelsonville, OH 45764
To make a donation in memory of friends/loved ones or a bequest, please contact Nick Tepe, our director.
Join the Friends
The Friends of the Athens Public Library is a nonprofit that supports our Athens location with programming and other needs. In recent years, they have also helped to support needs at our other six library locations.
The Friends organize and host a large monthly book sale at the Athens library the second Saturday of each month and publish a seasonal newsletter.
Ask about joining the Friends as a member or volunteer in person, either at a book sale or at the Athens library’s front desk.