The Municipal Library started functioning in 1962 under the initiative of the Municipal Authorities with the mayor being Mr. Andreas Chatzitheocharous and having the support and collaboration of the ministry of education and the help of young local teachers.
It functioned for some time as a periodical library and later as a permanent one. Over the years, due to the non-enrichment with new books, the inadequate space it was housed in and the continuous development of technologies it was forced to function by only offering the possibility of borrowing which let to its functioning being idle for a long time.
The reopening and reestablishment of the managing committee took place through the establishment of a municipal library commission. The “Commission” consists of active people with a dedication towards books and education. In the period following this and by choosing a proper area for the library, hiring a librarian, furnishing, and equipping it appropriately so that it could operate under acceptable conditions, the library was once again functioning in the community.
Since June 2013 the Municipal Library is housed in the Kallinikeio Municipal Hall.
During the winter season the Library operates every Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 15:00 to 18:00 and every Saturday from 11:00 to 13:00. During the summer season, it operates every Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 16:00 to 19:00 and every Saturday from 11:00 until 13:00.
With the strong moral and financial support of the Municipal Authorities as well as the annual sponsorship from the Ministry of Education and Culture the library is step by step upgrading into using computer and internet technologies.
The positive response of the public, strengthens the desire of the Managing Committee to proceed with the continuous upgrade and enrichment of the library with the aim of covering all needs and interests.
The goal is to transform the Municipal Library of Athienou into a healthy center that gathers and educates the local population. For those who appreciate books it acts as a getaway from the everyday routine and problems.
It is expected that the local population will embrace with love the efforts of transforming the Municipal Library into an important center of literarism.