The 3rd Annual 5K Race/Walk for Reading will take place on September 6 starting at 8am at the Library.  Registration is $15 in advance or $20 on race day.  Everyone who signs up by August 20 will receive a FREE t-shirt.  Free kids' fun run at 9am on the Library lawn.  Medals will be awarded for males and females in the following categories:  13 and under; 14-19; 20-29; 30-39; 40-49; 50-59; 60 and over.   Whether you're a a speed demon or a casual runner--or just someone who enjoys a meandering walk and conversation with friends, come on out for this fun event.  Proceeds will support the Library's programs and acquisitions for 2014-15.
Watch for BLIND DATE WITH A BOOK to return in September.  Read for fun and prizes!  Join this popular event and learn what a surprise reading can be!
2014-15 program announcements coming soon!  Watch the Olympia Review and the Library website for more details. 
 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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