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Athens-Clarke County Library


Monday-Thursday: 9:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m
Friday-Saturday: 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Sunday: 2:00 - 6:00 p.m.
Please visit the Heritage Room webpage for their hours.


2025 Baxter St
Athens, GA 30606

2014 Finalist National Medal for Museum and Library Service

Athens-Clarke County Library has been chosen as a 2014 finalist for a National Medal for Museum and Library Service by the federal Institute of Museum and Library Services. Now in its 20th year, this award is the nation’s highest honor for extraordinary public service, recognizing institutions that are valuable community anchors. As a member of our community, we ask you to share your own stories about Athens-Clarke County Library here:

Open Position: Library Director - Athens Regional Library System

The Athens Regional Library Board is seeking a Director for the Athens Regional Library System. Please read the full description and instructions for applying on the Library Director Job webpage.

The Book Sale is Here!

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It's time for the annual Friends of Athens-Clarke County Library Book Sale! Sale dates/times are:

  • Wednesday, March 5, 6-9 p.m.
  • Thursday, March 6, 9 a.m. - 9 p.m.
  • Friday, March 7, 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • *Saturday, March 8, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.

*Fill a bag for $10 or pay $25 for as many books as you can carry (from noon to 1 p.m.)!

The Book Sale will take place in the Library's Multipurpose Rooms. All proceeds benefit the Athens-Clarke County Library. The Friends are currently seeking donations for the sale. Please bring your gently used books to the library.

Winter Candy Olympics

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Wednesday, March 5, 4:00-5:00 p.m.

Rescheduled from last month's snow closure! Compete with your friends in multiple rounds of ultimate candy challenges: Oreo towers, candy bar cross section trivia, and the candy bar ingredient guessing game. No registration required. Open to teens ages 11-18. In Storyroom.

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Upcoming Events

Baby Music Jam!
Thu Apr 17 @10:30AM
Local History Book Club
Thu Apr 17 @ 6:00PM
Spanish Language Classes for Adults
Thu Apr 17 @ 6:30PM
Zine Workshop
Fri Apr 18 @ 4:00PM
Shred Day
Sat Apr 19 @ 9:00AM
Saturday Movies in the Storyroom
Sat Apr 19 @10:30AM
Satruday Movies in the Storyroom
Sat Apr 19 @ 2:30PM
Holiday Closing
Sun Apr 20
Open Playtime
Mon Apr 21 @10:30AM
Open Chess Play
Mon Apr 21 @ 4:00PM