Your Donation is Needed!

Donations are essential for the Library to continue to provide quality programs, services, and materials for all ages of Library visitors.

While wages and basic building maintenance is provided by the Township of Athens, we are increasingly challenged to provide quality resources and programming to meet the needs of our community.

Please give as generously as you can because your donation will make a difference for people in our community today.

We can accept etransfer, cash or cheque. Donations over $25 will receipt a tax receipt.
Etransfer should be sent to

Other Ways to Give

Memorial Donations

You can honour the memory of a loved one, friend or colleague by making a memorial contribution to the Athens Public Library. Then families will be notified and the donor will receive a tax receipt.

Donations of Books and other materials

Athens Public Library gratefully accepts new or used books and audio-visual materials. Your library resources are enhanced each year through the addition of many generous donations. We welcome your donations with the understanding that these materials become the property of the library to be used at our discretion. Presently donated items are added to the collection, sold at our annual book sale for fundraising or recycled.

Listed below is our general guidelines concerning donations of used materials for our book sale.

We CAN use…

  • Books,
  • DVDs
  • Juvenile, young adult, adult materials
  • Paperbacks and hardcovers
  • Regular and large print books
  • Audiobooks on CD
  • Best-sellers 


Sorry, but we CANNOT use…

  • Moldy, damp or yellowed items
  • Books that have been marked using highlighter or pen
  • Non-fiction with a publication date older than 7 years from current date
  • Textbooks
  • Books with pages missing
  • Books with food or drink stains
  • Condensed novels (i.e. readers digest)
  • Magazines

Book Sale – July 10, 2021

Book Sale

The Library tries to host 2-3 Book Sales each year to generate fund to purchase new books. After a very successful sale on July 10, 2021, we are hopeful to host a Fall Book Sale in October 2021. More details will be release as we get closer 🙂