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Athens Library Reopens, Hosts "Bag Day" at Book Sale

 Athens Regional Library
Athens Regional Library

The Athens Regional Library is once again open to the public. The facility closed temporarily on September 29th when bed bugs were discovered on a chair on the second floor. The library closed for pest control treatment.

No overdue fines have accrued on materials checked out from the Baxter Street location during the temporary closure. Holds have also been extended.

“The health and safety of our library visitors and staff are our highest priority,” said Athens Regional Library System Executive Director Valerie Bell.

The annual Friends of the library book sale resumes today and Tuesday, from 10 am until 7 pm both days.

Both days are “Bag Day,” where shoppers can fill a grocery bag provided by the Friends, with books for $10.

All proceeds from the sale benefit the library.

Alexia Ridley joined WUGA as Television and Radio News Anchor and Reporter in 2013. When WUGA TV concluded operations, she became the primary Reporter for WUGA Radio. Alexia came to Athens from Macon where she served as the News Director and show host for WGXA TV. She's a career journalist and Savannah native hailing from the University of Michigan. However, Alexia considers herself an honorary UGA DAWG!