Athens-Clarke County Library


2025 Baxter St
Athens, GA 30606


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.

Adult Chess Tournament

Photo of chess pieces on a board.

Saturday, August 27, 1:00 p.m.
In Storyroom.

Sign up for our adult chess tournament! Open to players ages 18 and up. This Swiss-format tournament will be moderated by volunteers from Chess and Community Conference. 1st Prize: one-year membership to The Rook & Pawn; 2nd Prize: Kindle Fire HD; 3rd Prize: $50 gift card. Thanks to our sponsors: Chess and Community Conference, The Rook & Pawn, Em's Kitchen, Willy's Mexican Grill, and Big City Bread. To register, call (706) 613-3650, ext. 356, or go online here.

It's time for the Summer Book Sale!

Summer Book Sale

The Friends of Athens-Clarke County Library announce their Summer Book Sale, August 24-27! Choose from among thousands of gently used titles to restock your shelves at home! The sale will take place in the library's Multipurpose Rooms and is free and open to the public. There will be a Friends Members Only Preview sale on Wednesday, August 24 from 2-6 p.m. Join the Friends at the door for just $25 and get first pick at the sale!

Regular Sale Hours:

  • Wednesday, August 24, 6:00-8:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, August 25, 9:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
  • Friday, August 26, 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, August 27, 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Saturday is Bag Day! Fill a bag for just $10 all day!

All proceeds from the sale support library programs and services.

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