Welcome to Haven Hollow, Texas,
home of The Atomic Library Podcast

OWCL Library Card ImageThe Atomic Library follows the dedicated staff and quirky patrons of The Orson Welles Community Library of Haven Hollow, TX, just a short time after the ALLPOCALYPSE. Yep – that means if it could go wrong, it did go wrong. How was life as we know it not completely wiped out? Well… that is a question for a science podcast. This is audio fiction.

Anyway, some things never change – overdue fines, understaffing, municipal bureaucracy, spotty wi-fi…

Created, written, produced, and everything else by Chriss Chaney and Lara Tabri, who together have 20+ years of Library experience and –

Oooh – Is This Based on Real People?

Oh wow – no. Here is the thing: if you work in public service long enough, and talk to enough people in public service, you find some situations and personalities are universal. And then you exaggerate them for comic effect. Most of our cast is working or has worked in libraries, local government, public schools – so we aren’t down on careers in the public sector. If you like to help and to have a positive impact on your community, the public sector is for you. But this isn’t career counseling so…

Can My Kid Listen to This Podcast?

We think so! Every parent has their own standards, but we kept language mild (“damn” or “hell”) and infrequent and any “adult situations” are of the PG variety.

We Are Listener Supported

The Atomic Library is supported by listeners in various ways. Buying Merch – t-shirts, stickers, pins – is one way you can support us. You can also join our Patreon for as little as $1 a month, or make a one-time donation on Ko-Fi (links are also in the sidebar.)

*Money from listener support goes to production costs,
then paying our cast and contributors*

The least expensive option (but greatly appreciated) is word-of-mouth. Tell a friend to Check Us Out, or share us with your followers on social media. Click that “subscribe” button!  

And for goodness sake…

Use Your Local Library!