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Athens Municipal Library

410 East Hargrave Street

Library History

The Athens Library was founded in 1974 by a group of local residents who had a lot of ideas and energy, and a few boxes of donated publications. Today the ideas and energy remain, but the collection has grown.

In addition, the library has become a center for a variety of classes, workshops, and a summer reading program. From the beginning, the library has been maintained with the local community in mind. As a result, there are special items on Athens, genealogy, Abraham Lincoln and local as well as Illinois history.

A heritage committee has worked continuously since 1975 collecting, classifying, mounting and filing items of local interest. Also, local memorabilia and an extensive picture collection can be found at the library.

Athens Municipal Library is not affiliated with AmericanTowns Media