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Marathon County Public Library - Athens Branch

Marathon County Public Library - Athens Branch

MCPL Athens

221 Caroline Street, Athens, Wisconsin 54411

Note: The Athens library will be closed on Election Day (Tuesday, 11/3).

Limited re-opening June 22, 2020, by appointment:
  Appointments Curbside
Mon. 10 a.m.–2 p.m. 2–4 p.m.
Tue. 1–5 p.m. 5–7 p.m.
Wed. 10 a.m.–2 p.m. 2–4 p.m.
Thu. 1–5 p.m. 5–7 p.m.
Fri. 10 a.m.–2 p.m. 2–4 p.m.
The library building will be open for computer use and limited browsing of the collection. Appointments: 715-257-7292. Request library items online or call 715-257-7292 for curbside pickup.

History of the Marathon County Public Library - Athens Branch

The Athens Library began as a small collection of books in the Bloczyski Hotel. In 1926, The Athens Women's Club took over management of the library and moved the collection to the Athens Bank. The library again moved in 1941, this time to the Community Hall where it remains today. A county-wide building program brought new quarters for the library. Completed in August 1996, the remodeled space made it possible for the library to quadruple the number of books held at the Athens branch, and to offer a wider range of programs to children.

  • 1947: Athens Library joined the Marathon County Library
  • 1974: Athens Library became a branch of the newly formed Marathon County Public Library