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Restricted Access to Computers and Collection October 9 thru November 4
New carpeting will be installed at Atkinson Library Oct. 9 thru Nov. 4. During this time, access to part or all of the collection, and to computers, may be restricted due to possible tripping hazards. 

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.

Branch Manager: Casey Lapworth

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)

Free Scanner with capability to email or save documents to a flash drive
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 22
Drop-In Job Help!
12:00 PM

Need help getting a job online? A job trainer specialist…

Oct 22
Teacher in the Library
3:30 PM

Teachers are available after school at selected libraries to assist…

Oct 23
Preschool Story Time
10:30 AM

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

Oct 23
Fall Kids Club
3:30 PM

Kids ages 6-12 will have fun with art, science, music…