The Friends is a 501c(3) non-profit organization that supports the library in numerous ways - hosting Café au Libris author events, Live@the Library concert series, and book sales at the Athens-Clarke Library. Additionally, they provide supplemental funding for a wide array of programs such as the Summer Reading program.  Interested in joining the Friends? Need to know more about a Friends' sponsored program? Call the library at (706) 613-3650.

The Friends of the Library

Book Sale Fall 2021


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Friends announce Fall Book Sale, November 10-13, 2021

The Friends of Athens-Clarke County Library are excited to announce the return of one of local book lovers’ favorite events – the Fall Book Sale!

The sale will feature thousands of gently used books, including fiction, non-fiction, children’s books, hardbacks, paperbacks, audio books, CDs and more.  This will be the Friends’ first in-person book sale since October 2019!

The sale will begin with a Friends-only preview sale from 2-8 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 10. Shoppers can purchase a Friends membership at the door of the sale for $25 and then get first pick at the sale! Please note that the rest of the library will be closed to the public on Wednesday, Nov. 10, for staff training.

The sale will be open to the public from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 11; and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 12, and Saturday, Nov. 13. Saturday is Bag Day, when shoppers can fill a bag, provided by the Friends, for just $10!

Face masks will be required for shoppers, and social distancing measures will be in place, including limiting the number of shoppers allowed at one time.

All proceeds from the Book Sale benefit the Athens-Clarke County Library. 

Café au Libris with Kaitlin Bevis, November 5, 2021

author photoThe Friends of Athens-Clarke County Library invite you to an evening with local author Kaitlin Bevis at Athens-Clarke County Library, Friday, Nov. 5 at 7:00 p.m.

Join us as Bevis speaks about her young adult novels and gives a pep talk for aspiring writers on the process of writing a novel -- just in time for the start of National Novel Writing Month  (NaNoWriMo)!book cover

Kaitlin Bevis is the author of the young adult series The Daughters of Zeus, including Persephone, a modern retelling of the classic myth, and the Aphrodite trilogy, as well as Blood and Other Matter, which EJ Lawrence at Unbound described as “Chilling and compelling—the fastest page turner I’ve read in a long time! From the opening line to the unexpected conclusion, every page kept me guessing. And kept me up at night.” Learn more about Kaitlin and her writing at

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