DON'T MISS THE ATLANTA FALL FESTIVAL SEPTEMBER 10-12.  Check the calendar for more information.
BLIND DATE WITH A BOOK - All month in September!  Now in its third year, this popular program introduces you to exciting writers and titles.  Come in and read the personal ads...choose a book sight unseen and enter to win a $30 gift card from Barnes & Noble.  Drawing will be held at the Blind Date with a Book party on October 1.
FAMILY SCAVENGER HUNT  - September 26, 9:30 - 11:30.  Join the hunt and win great prizes.  First prize:  a huge gift basket of items donated by local businesses.  Second prize:  a basket of great books for all ages.  Third prize:  a basket of snacks!  EVERYONE who participates has a chance to win $200 of fresh pork delivered to your door (donated by Garret Apel and Berkwood Farms). Advance registration required.  Call the Library 217-648-2112 for more information.
 NEW!  CREATIVE COOKS kicks off on September 28 at 6:30PM.  Open to kids ages 12-16, this great program explores the world of food and cooking.  This month:  Secret Ingredients.  Registration required.  Call the Library 217-648-2112 to register.
 And don't miss the kick-off of THIS GOLDEN AGE (genealogy) on September 15 at 8:30AM and WORLDVIEWS BOOK GROUP (The People in the Photo) on September 29, 6:30PM.
COMING IN OCTOBER....LIBRARY BREAKFAST raises money to support children's programs.  This year's breakfast will be held on October 3 from 7-11AM at Eminence Christian Church.  Scrambled eggs, hash browns, sausage, biscuits & gravy, pancakes & more!  Free will donation.
Call the Library 127-648-2112 to find out more about these and other programs at the Library.  Follow our website calendar or pick up a monthly calendar of events at the Library. 
 About Us

The mission of the Atlanta Public Library is to improve the quality of life of its patrons by expanding their horizons, meeting their learning needs, and enhancing their interests in meaningful and entertaining ways.

Located across from Route 66 Park in historic downtown Atlanta, Illinois, the Atlanta Public Library is a hub of community activity and an attraction for tourists who are making the Route 66 pilgrimage.  Throughout the year, the Library offers a wide range of programs for children, teens and adults.  From reading, arts, and crafts activities for children to outdoor family programming, adult book clubs, writing workshops, programs for seniors, informational programs, and special events, the Library has something for everyone.

Just down the street is the Atlanta Museum which was formerly housed in the Library but which now has its own space in another of Atlanta's historic buildings.  The Museum boasts an extensive collection of archival materials about the history of Atlanta---a superb documentation of more than a century of life in this rural community.  Aiming to make Atlanta the best documented small town in America, the Museum continually adds to its remarkable collection.  Local residents, visitors and researchers find the Museum a treasure trove of photography, public records, historical information and memorabilia.

The Atlanta Public Library and Museum are supported by tax revenue, grants and individual contributions.  Vital gathering places for the community, the Library and Museum offer wonderful opportunities to volunteer and participate in community life.  To find out how you can contribute or become a volunteer, call the Library (217-648-2112) or send an email to:  apldinformation@gmail.com.  Join a fantastic team of people who are committed to making Atlanta a vibrant community that reflects the needs, interests and aspirations of everyone.



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