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All Athens Regional Library System branches’ buildings remain closed to the public at this time. We now offer curbside holds pickup and are accepting returns in our book drops, Monday-Friday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays at most branches. Please contact us at if you have any questions regarding library service during this time. We will update you as more information becomes available.

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Summer Reading Program

May 2019

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Explore outer space and a Universe of Stories with the Library! Pick up your reading log and join us for a host of fantastic family activities at our fabulous summer kick-off! Head to Athens Library on Saturday, May 18th from 10:00 am until 1:00 pm. The first 500 children to sign up for our Summer Reading Program will receive a free Universe of Stories tote bag.

What do bats do at night? Aerobatics! Comecreatures at night graphic hear stories and learn about what bats and other nocturnal creatures REALLY do at night, with a special presentation from local experts at Sandy Creek Nature Center on Tuesday, May 21, at 2:30 pm! With crafts to go. For children ages 4-8 and their caregiver. In Storyroom. 

book coverIf you don’t know what a “Snooger” or a “Cat’s Eye” is, or how to play “Bombsies”, stop by and learn how to “Knuckle Down” in the old-fashioned game of marbles. Learn how to play jacks, jump rope, and other classic games you can enjoy all summer long on Thursday, May 23, at 10:30 am. For children ages 5-11. In Multipurpose Room B.

Dr.snook book coverEver wonder what the sun is made of, why the planets are different colors, or how cold it is in outer space? Join Dr. Maurice Snook as he takes us on a tour of the galaxy, with space-chemistry-magic, right here on Earth on Saturday, May 25, at 11:00 am! For children ages 5-11 and their caregiver. In the Appleton Auditorium. 

curious george coverThe Man in the Yellow Hat is back with your favorite mischievous monkey – Curious George! Hear the tale of how George earns a medal by piloting his very own rocket spaceship. Earn your own medal by playing games and making Curious George crafts in this special summer storytime. For children ages 4-8 and their caregiver on Tuesday, May 28, at 2:30 pm. In Multipurpose Rooms A & B.

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When riding a bus, there is just one rule...don’t let the pigeon drive the bus! Join us for a fun and silly storytime all about everyone’s favorite grumpy pigeon as we share stories, games and pigeon crafts to go. For children ages 4-8 and their caregiver on Thursday, May 30, at 10:30 am. In Storyroom.

Thanks for helping us ‘spring’ into summer! 

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Virtual Storytime

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Muzzy Club Language!

Available on your computer (sign in with your library card number)

1,000 Books Before Kindergarten Now available FREE at our library

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Ereads Kids - Ebooks for Kids

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