Support us


From shelving books to serving free summer lunches, our volunteers help keep us going and growing!

Volunteering at your library

Contact your local library for a volunteer application.

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.  

Tax-exempt donations

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

Memorial gifts

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 library locations.

The Friends organize and host an ongoing book sale at the Athens library that is run on the honor system; proceeds go towards supporting the library. The Friends also publish a seasonal newsletter and accept donated books from the public for their book sale.

Ask at the Athens library’s front desk about joining the Friends as a member or volunteer.