MARY SUNDAY was the lucky winner of a $50 gift certificate to Barnes & Noble.  Mary was one of 24 people who participated in our September promotion Blind Date with a Book.  Congratulations, Mary!  Don't miss Reader's Choice reviews of books from September's Blind Date with a Book!  Click on Book Beat to find out what people like you are reading.
New Eureka!Saturdays program for kids ages pre-K through 1st grade begins at the Library on September 21.
Popular Behind the Scenes programs start on October 25 with a visit from the St. Louis Zoo.  Check out this and all the other Behind the Scenes programs for the year.
Reading & Art Nights for kids 2nd through 5th grade have been re-designed!  Don't miss these fun opportunities to read, learn and make unique art!  Coming in November:  We'll create original hand-made ornaments for the Library's Christmas Tree.
Did you know...you can now download a free "app" for your Apple or Android phone that gives you access to the Library's collection....place holds on books, search for a book you want, etc.  Just visit your App Store and download the FREE BookMyne.
 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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