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Close The Central Library will close early on Thursday, October 19

Central will close at 3 p.m. on Thursday, October 19 for the Benjamin Franklin Awards Ceremony. Regular service will resume on Friday, October 20.

Capitol Branch will be closed for a Staff Training Day

Thursday, November 9, 2017. Regular service will resume on Friday, November 10 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

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Atkinson

Atkinson branch located at 1960 W. Atkinson Ave., opened in January 1961 as the first in a 10-year program to provide large regional libraries throughout the City within a two-mile radius of anywhere in the city. The building's unique architecture is highlighted by a beamed, cathedral vaulted ceiling, woodwork and modern stained glass windows. The branch was renovated in 1994.

Atkinson features:
  • Computer lab featuring 22 desktop computers for public use
  • 28 laptops for use inside the library
  • Free Wi-Fi for all visitors
  • Public meeting spaces
  • Meeting Room (Accommodates 50)
  • Study Room (Accommodates 6)
  • Color printer
  • Great Urban Fiction collection
  • Homework Help after school with Teacher in the Library 
  • Free computer classes for City residents 
  • Drop-in job search and resume help

Upcoming Events at Atkinson

Oct 19
Computer Class: Intro to Excel
10:00 AM

Learn to create, edit and format simple spreadsheets, perform calculations, save, print…

Oct 19
Preschool Story Time
10:30 AM

Preschoolers are invited for fun stories, songs, and finger plays…

Oct 19
Teacher in the Library
4:00 PM

Teachers are available after school at selected libraries to assist…

Oct 23
Teacher in the Library
4:00 PM

Teachers are available after school at selected libraries to assist…