You are invited to the Ashby Free Public Library’s 2016 Summer Reading Program: On Your Mark, Get Set…READ!

A variety of programs will be held throughout the summer, beginning with our Summer Reading Kick-Off night on June 22, and culminating with our Ice Cream Social on August 18. Registration begins June 22 and is open to ALL_AGES: children, teens, and adults. Participate in programs, track your reading, and have a chance to win prizes this summer at the Ashby Free Public Library!

Library Events!

There are many fun events planned for the whole family for the month. Be sure to check our Events page.

Download E-Books

Did you know that you can register online for a Boston library card? If you like to download e-books and want to browse another catalog for them, then check out the Boston library. There is a link on the Resources page to get you started.

Movies at the Library?

Yes, the Library can now play movies at the Library! If you are associated with a non-profit group and would like to play movies at the Library for an event, please contact the Library to reserve the room.

Passes Available

The Library has a number of passes for local attractions. The passes for 2016:

  • The Butterfly Place*
  • Ecotarium **
  • Fitchburg Art Museum **
  • Mass Parks
  • Mystic Aquarium
  • New England Quilt Museum **
  • Salem Witch Museum
  • Tower Hill ***
  • USS Constitution
  • Wheelock Family Theater
* Donated by the friends
** Donated by the Ashby Cultural Council and the Mass Cultural Council
*** Donated by the Fund

Some passes should be returned to the library the next day the library is open. If interested in a specific pass contact the library.

Library Friends

Be sure to look at the Friends page or the calendar of events page to see all the great activities the Friends have planned. The Friends of the Library is always looking for more active members. The Friends is a non-profit group of volunteers who support and fund the needs of the library’s educations programming. Sitting with Santa, the Pumpkin Festival and Summer Reading all occur because of the Friends. If interested in volunteering or learning more, check out the Friends page.

Do you love music?

So does the Library! We now have music CDs available for borrowing. What a great way to try different music. We are also accepting donations of any type of music CDs. If you have already downloaded the songs and don’t want to store the actual CD give it to the Library!


You may have noticed the scroll bar on the right of this page. We can see everything that is new at the Library. As soon as it displays here it means it has been added to the Library. Don’t forget you can always put holds on any item; so be sure to save that new novel for yourself! Plus, if you would rather receive an email to alert you of new books click on the link below the scroll bar and sign up for the weekly newsletter.


The Library is currently looking for current or classic DVDs or CDs.  If the library does not circulate the item it will be donated to the Friends of the Library for fundraising.

We Have Kindles

If you are looking to try a Kindle, reserve one at the library!