For the safety of our patrons and with a continued effort to “flatten the curve," all Athens Regional Library System branches in Athens-Clarke, Franklin, Madison, Oconee and Oglethorpe counties will remain closed until such time that it is deemed safe to reopen to the public. Library staff remain on the job  serving our communities virtually.  Please feel free to contact us at if you have any questions regarding library service during this time. We will update the community as more information becomes available.

About the Endowment Fund

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The Athens-Clarke County Endowment Fund was established in 1995 to:

  • Provide long-term financial support for the acquisition of up-to-date materials in all formats, keeping apace with changing technologies and trends.
  • Increase public awareness of library needs for continuous improvement of library services.
  • Promote library contributions which enrich and improve the quality of life in our community.
The Athens-Clarke County Library Endowment Fund, Inc. is a tax exempt 501c3 non-profit organization overseen by a twelve person Endowment Board of Trustees whose members serve for three years.

Libraries exist through public funding, but private gifts and community support allow them to flourish.

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Endowment Board of Trustees

  • Diane Adams
  • Kathryn Ames
  • Rev. Jon Appleton
  • Svea Bogue
  • Del Dunn
  • Joanna Eaton
  • Jan Lanier
  • Evelyn Riley
  • Madeline Van Dyck

Virtual Storytime

GALILEO: Georgia's Virtual Library

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