The D. R. Evarts Library will be open for special Holiday Hours on Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Monday, January 20!  The library will be open from 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

In honor of the spirit and message of Dr. King, the Library will have craft tables geared towards giving back to our community.  

We will also be kicking off our week long warm clothing drive. Bring any new or lightly used cold weather gear: socks, winter hats, gloves/mittens, scarves or even old sweaters and jackets.  All items will be donated to local shelters, charity organizations and food banks.

Events for the day:

9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.  : Make your own dog and cat toys to donate to Animal Shelters

11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. : Board games and group games

12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. : Making Healthy Snacks

1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. : Toy Story 4 with popcorn and refreshments

All Day: Community Dream Cloud Project

All Day : Open Arts & Crafts Tables

All Day: Warm Clothing Drive

We will have tables setup with craft supplies to make animal toys for local shelters such as Animal Kind. If you have a little critter at home, we will have enough supplies to make one for you to take home to them as well!

We also will be making a community “Dream Cloud.” A craft project for all ages, the community Dream Cloud allows for individuals to show through words and/or art, their dream for themselves and for the community of Athens. These dreams will be put on display here at the library.

On top of that, we will be making some snacks downstairs before we watch Toy Story 4. Popcorn and light refreshments will be included. 

Craft supplies will be made available all day, so whatever time you stop by, you’ll be able to scratch that creative itch!