• Hours

    Monday: 3:00PM - 8:00PM
    Tuesday: 1:00PM - 6:00PM
    Wednesday: 1:00PM - 8:00PM
    Thursday: 1:00PM - 6:00PM
    Friday: 10:00AM - 2:00 PM
    Saturday: 10:00AM - 2:00PM
    Sunday: Closed
  • Contact Information

    D.R. Evarts Library
    80 Second St
    Athens, NY 12015
    Phone: 518-945-1417
    Fax: 518-945-1725
    Email: d.r.evartslibrary@gmail.com
  • Upcoming Events

    • July 30, 2014
      Animal Embassy
      10:30 am

    • August 1, 2014
      Tiny Tales Preschool Story Hour
      10:30 am

    • August 6, 2014
      10:30 am

    • August 6, 2014
      Friends of The D.R. Evarts Library
      6:00 pm

    • August 8, 2014
      10:00 am

Fizz Boom Slogan Butterfly

Calling all parents…, The Summer Reading Program at the D.R. Evarts Library is almost upon us and boy, do we have some cool, fun programs planned for children from preschool to age 17 years old! This summer’s theme, “Fizz, Boom, Read!” explores all kinds of cool topics from climates & clouds to mini robots and more. We kick off our program on Friday, June 27 with a “Chalk Walk” at 10am. If we should have inclement weather for Friday, our rain date is Saturday, June 28 at 10am. Remember, all of our programs at the D.R. Evarts Library are FREE and open to children of all ages. So stop by and sign up your children up for our summer reading program.

For more information, please call (518)945-1417, or check out our website at drevartslibrary.org, or stop by the Library.


Qigong Classes for Adults


Discover an ancient Chinese system of energy cultivation via gentle movement and breathing exercises with expert instructor Jim O'Rourke.

Free classes for adults will be held every Thursday morning from 10am to 11:30am.  To sign up for this program, please call (518)945-1417.


eBooks for Kids!

The library has expanded services with a new digital collection website experience just for kids. The main MHLS Digital Download Collection now has a separate site to provide a safe and easy browsing experience for kids. Libraries recognize the need to provide a safe environment for kids to browse library materials. Just as the children's section of the physical library has its own place, the same experience is now available in the digital collection for kids eBooks and audiobooks. Browsing can be done by subject, reading level or interest level. Check out the Kid's eReading Room.


Athens Book Club Selections

The Athens Book Group is starting 2014 off with a number of great books.  The Book Group selections for the coming months are:
June 30, 2014         Dear Life by Alice Munro
In story after story in this brilliant new collection, Alice Munro pinpoints the moment a person is forever altered by a chance encounter, an action not taken, or a simple twist of fate. Her characters are flawed and fully human: a soldier returning from war and avoiding his fiancée, a wealthy woman deciding whether to confront a blackmailer, an adulterous mother and her neglected children, a guilt-ridden father, a young teacher jilted by her employer. Illumined by Munro’s unflinching insight, these lives draw us in with their quiet depth and surprise us with unexpected turns. And while most are set in her signature territory around Lake Huron, some strike even closer to home: an astonishing suite of four autobiographical tales offers an unprecedented glimpse into Munro’s own childhood. Exalted by her clarity of vision and her unparalleled gift for storytelling, Dear Life shows how strange, perilous, and extraordinary ordinary life can be.
July 28, 2014                    And the Mountains Echoed by Khaled Hosseini
Khaled Hosseini has written a new novel about how we love, how we take care of one another, and how the choices we make resonate through generations. In this tale revolving around not just parents and children but brothers and sisters, cousins and caretakers, Hosseini explores the many ways in which families nurture, wound, betray, honor, and sacrifice for one another; and how often we are surprised by the actions of those closest to us, at the times that matter most. Following its characters and the ramifications of their lives and choices and loves around the globe—from Kabul to Paris to San Francisco to the Greek island of Tinos—the story expands gradually outward, becoming more emotionally complex and powerful with each turning page.
The Athens Book Group meets in the basement of the D.R. Evarts Library on the last Monday of every month from 6:30pm to 8:00pm.  We encourage you to join us for an evening of good company and lively discussion.


Tiny Tales Preschool Story Hour

Get moving at our library with stories, songs and silly fun that builds upon your child's language and motor skills.  Little ones and their grownups are encouraged to become actively involved in the stories and activities.  This FREE program is offered every 1st and 3rd Friday morning from 10:30am to 11:30am.
AGE:  Open to all children up to the age of 5 years old

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