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My Library Hours            
Tuesday: 1:30 PM to 4:30 PM
Wednesday: 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Thursday: 9:30 AM to 1:00 PM
Friday: 3:30 PM to 8:00 PM
Saturday: 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Library Calendar of Events
Book Club
Fourth Wednesday of every month.
The Bone People by Keri Hulme
Bleak House by Charles Dickens
The Age of Innocence by Neil Bisoondath
Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline
The Nest by Cynthia D'Aprix Sweeney
Anything is Possible by Elizebeth Strout
The Stars Are Fire by Anita Shreve
Washington Black by Esi Edugyan


Starting Tues August 18 the library will re-open to the public Hours will be:
Tuesday- 4-7 pm
Thursday - 10 am-1 pm
Saturday - 10 am -12 pm

Masks must be worn inside the library. Computer can be booked in 1/2 hours times by calling the library. Curbside pickup is still available. Only 3 patrons will be allowed inside the library at a time. Entrance will be through the back door by the book drop. We are looking forward to welcoming our patrons back into the library.

Novel Coronavirus Covid19 Update
Athens Public Library is pleased to be able to offer curbside pickup of library materials. Starting on Tuesday May 26. Curbside pickup will be available on Tuesday's, from 5-7 pm and Thursday's, 11am-1pm.

For safety reasons, please follow the guidelines below:

If you are feeling ill, please do not pick up or return books.

1. From our website, choose "How to Search the Catalogue" then choose "Open the online catalogue". Materials are labelled either book, audio, video etc...
2. Phone or email your book order to the library 613-924-2048 - athenspl@bellnet.ca
3.Librarians will fill your order and let you know when your order is ready for pickup. Please note: There is a limit of 3 books per patron.
4. Orders can be picked up at the back door of the library near the book drop. If you wish to have books dropped in your car, please call the library once you are in the parking lot.
5. Please present your library card when picking up materials.
6. Orders will be filled first come, first served. The librarians will let you know if the item you requested in not available.
7. Returns can be placed in the book drop.
8. All returning materials will be quarantined for 72 before being placed back on the shelves.
9. The library will remain closed to the public.

Curbside Book Pickup
Patrons can place holds for their curbside book pickup by using our online catalogue hold system. Click HERE to watch the video that shows how to place a hold. A staff memeber will call you when your books are ready to be picked up. The password for placing holds for Athens Public Library is: books

2nd Annual Harvest Bazaar
Saturday October 19, 9am to 3pm at the Joshua Bates Centre.
Local vendors, silent auction, hot lunch for purchase and more.

Annual Cornfest Book Sale
Our Cornfest booksale has been cancelled due to the cancellation of Cornfest

TD Summer Reading Program
Kids ages 4-10 are invited to come to our Summer Reading Program. Stories, games, crafts and activities.
Thursday July 11, 18 and 25 from 10am to Noon.
Come register your child today.

Welcome to TUMBLEMATH!
TumbleBooks is pleased to announce the launch of *TumbleMath* - the most comprehensive collection of math story and picture books available online.
Enter HERE with Username: athenspl and password: trial

Toddler Time
For toddlers and their parents/caregivers from birth to 3. Join us for storytime, crafts, singing and more.
Thursdays from September-June from 10-11 here at the library.

Friends Group
Our Friends group is currently inactive.

Contact North: Ontario's distance education & training network
Interested in upgrading your skills? Getting yourGED? Or just learning to blog? The Athens Public Library has partnered with Contact North to bring courses to you at your local Library. Use Library Computer stations in a quiet enviroment.
www.contactnorth.ca or call 1-877-999-9149 or contact Emily Lavigne at cornwall@contactnorth.ca or call 1-855-353-2642

$1.50 Coffee!
Enjoy a Keurig coffee, tea, hot chocolate or cider at the Library for $1.50, come and enjoy a beverage while you browse for your favorite book, movie or work on your personal device.

Free G1 practice test.

E-books available

Free Museum Passes
5 persons (max. 2 adults) for the Canadian War Museum and the Canadian Museum of History. 3 passes available for the Canadian Museum of Nature. Also now passes for the Brockville Aquatarium, Ontario Provincial Parks, Rideau Valley Conservation Areas, Ingenium Museum Passes: Passes are good for 2 adults and 4 children, Canadian Museum of Science and Technology, Canadian Museum of Agriculture and Food, Canadian Museum of Space and Aviation.
Borrowing period - 5 days.

COME BUILD, SHARE and DISPLAY your creation
Lego Young Builders ages 5 to 10 accompanied with parent/guardian will be held 1st & 2nd Friday of each month from October to June, 6:30 to 7:30 pm.

Lego Young Builders

Back-Packs available for ages 3 to 11 years, filled with books, games, puzzles, toys, movies etc. Outdoor Mapsacks filled with all things outdoors. Different themes are available. This program has been made available through The Mapsack Project – Where literacy meets Nature. Mapsacks have passes to Ontario Parks and Rideau Conservation Authority.

Themed backpacks.

New Comments Page
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Athens Public Library
5 Central Street • P.O. Box 309 • Athens, ON • K0E 1B0
Phone: 613.924.2048 | Email: athenspl@bellnet.ca
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