Athens is a village in Marathon County, Wisconsin, United States. It is part of the Wausau, Wisconsin Metropolitan Statistical Area.
The Athens library provides library services to the residents of the community. It is part of the Marathon County Public Library (MCPL) and the Wisconsin Valley Library Service, a regional library system.
The Athens library began in the early 1900s as a small collection of books in the Bloczynski Hotel. In 1926, the Athens Women’s Club took over management of the library and moved the collection to the Athens Bank. The library again moved in 1941, to the Community Hall. In 1947, the Athens Library joined the Marathon County Library. In 1973, when the Marathon County Library and Wausau Public Library merged to form the Marathon County Public Library, the Athens Library became a branch of the MCPL.