Open Monday through Thursday: 9:30 - 6:00.
Closed: Friday, Saturday, Sunday and all Legal Holidays
Please wear your face covering and limit your visit to half an hour. We can't wait to see you!
Phone: (978) 249-9515
Directions: 568 Main Street, Athol, MA 01331

About the Athol Public Library

History of the Athol Public Library

Library service in Athol dates back to 1830, when the Athol Social Library offered books to local readers......MORE

Borrowing Privileges

The Library has more than 50,000 books, magazines, periodicals, books on tape, videos, compact discs, and other items which are loaned to people who have a card. All you have to do is ....MORE


For a complete list of library policies - Due to changes some policies are not available to view at this time.

Athol Public Library Long-Range Plan

Athol Public Library Technology Plan

Athol Public Library Focus Groups 2016

Google Map Tour of the Library

Looking Back at the Library Renovation Project

YouTube Video of the Completed Library Building

Vimeo Videos of the Athol Public Library Expansion Project

Photos of the Athol Public Library Renovation Project

Athol Public Library Building Program

Athol Public Library Renovation Expansion Project Scrapbook

Athol Public Library Focus Group Report 2010

The Athol Public Library Staff

  • Library Director : Jean Shaughnessy -
  • Assistant Director : Robin Shtulman -
  • Children's Librarian : Sarah Stanley -
  • Library Technician / Children's Services: Robin Brzozowski -
  • Library Technician / Mediated Interlibrary Loan : Marie Lehmann -
  • Library Technician / Online Services : Kelsey Jurek -
  • Library Technician / Young Adult : Emily Boughton -
  • Library Technician / Part Time : Cindy Coffin
  • Library Technician / Part Time : Vicky Deneault
  • Library Technician / Part Time : Juli Matthews
  • Library Technician / Part Time : Olivia Skinner
  • Page : Virginia Berry
  • Page : Katie Theriault
  • Substitute : Sandi Bachelder

The Athol Public Library Trustees

  • Christine Miranda, Chair
  • Sharon Brighenti
  • Margaret (Susie) Feldman
  • Frank Foster
  • J.R. Greene
  • Nancy Tatro

The Athol Public Library Trustees

The Friends of the Athol Public Library

  • Lil Bachelder, President/ Chair
  • Patricia Ray, Vice President/ Chair
  • Muriel Holden, Treasurer
  • Christine Miranda, Secretary (Trustee Representative - non voting member)
  • Jean Shaughnessy, Library Director - non voting member
  • Lynn Carpenter
  • Vera Coupal
  • Diana Dugas
  • Marilyn Firth
  • Julianne Matthews
  • Florence Pelletier
  • Maryann Rabideau
  • Mary Roberts
  • Barbara Robichaud
  • Jean White


Membership Form


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About the Town of Athol

Athol, originally named Pequage was named by John Murray, a heavy land owner in nearby Rutland and a member of legislature. At the time during the French and Indian War....MORE

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