The Ashby Free Public Library has adjusted operations in response to the Covid-19 outbreak. While we are CLOSED to the public, curbside pickup is available!

To reserve materials:

1- Call the library 978-386-5377 Tues 10am-4pm, Wed & Thu 1-6pm, Sat 10am-1pm, or email Tiffany at tcall@cwmars.org to request items. You may also go online to C/W Mars and order items via interlibrary loan. 
2- Pickups will be available Tuesday 12-4pm, Wed/Thu 2-6pm, and Sat 10am-1pm. 
3-Your items will be packaged and ready for you at the side entrance on the pick-up day you choose.

Please call the library 978-386-5377 or email Tiffany at tcall@cwmars.org with any questions. We look forward to serving you during this difficult time as we work to protect our patrons and staff. We appreciate your patience and understanding.

Tiffany Call, Director
Ashby Free Public Library

 

Download E-Books & Audiobooks

Did you know we have thousands of ebooks and audiobooks? You can borrow them, instantly, for free, using just the device in your hand. Get the Libby by Overdrive app for your phone or tablet!

For more information on ebooks, follow the link on the Resources page. 

 

Apply Online for an Ashby Library Card

New to town or just never had a library card? To obtain a library card you will need to fill out an application, and photo identification must be shown. Sign up online and begin enjoying the benefits of the Ashby Free Public Library. Fill out the online form here and we will send your card in the mail. 

  • available to all Ashby residents and any Massachusetts residents with the exception of those from towns/cities whose libraries have been decertified.
  • All out-of-state patrons will be required to pay an annual library membership fee of $30.00 per card. The annual fee will be waived for any out-of-state resident who works or owns property in Ashby – supporting documentation will be required.

Don’t Let Your Library Card Expire! 

When your library card “expires” it’s just a way for us to make sure we verify your current account information is correct. You do not need to get a new card, and it only takes a few minutes to update your account at the library. You should receive an email 2 weeks before your card expires. Expired library accounts can only be updated in person or by calling the library at 978-386-5377

Online Resources

Looking for ideas while you’re at home social distancing? From storytellers to museum visits, live-streaming musicians to fitness fun, we’ve got you covered on our Social Distancing Resources page

If you are doing research for school, work or just to learn – check out our online resource links on our Resources page. You will also find links to children’s pages, newspapers, encyclopedias and more!

Used Books

If you have books that are in good condition and LESS THAN 5 years old, we may be able to add them to our collection or sell in the Friends of the Library’s Annual Book Sale. Please call the library to schedule a drop-off time. Books OLDER THAN 5 years old may be deposited in the Discover Books Donation Bin located in the library parking.  Thank you!

 

Library Events!

While we are closed to the public, we are offering virtual events and activities through our Facebook page. Be sure to check our Events calendar for upcoming dates.

Storybook Bundles Available

Choose from themes such as Winter! Dinosaurs! Cookies! 

Each bundle comes with 3 storybooks and a nonfiction book, as well as ideas for themed activities. Call the library 978.386.5377 for availability and reserve a bundle for Curbside Pickup.

Movie Night Binge Boxes

Ready for a family movie night?  Let us know the theme you’d like and we’ll put together a binge box for you, and we’ll even throw in the popcorn and candy!  

 

Become a Friend of the Library

The Friends of the Library is always looking for more active members. The Friends is under new leadership and looking for help building out the group. 

The Friends is a non-profit group of volunteers who support and fund the needs of the library’s education 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 or come to the next meeting.

Volunteer Positions Available

The Ashby Library loves to have volunteers! Right now we are closed to the public, and our indoor volunteer program is not running, but we always have landscaping and outdoor opportunities for volunteers to take advantage of. Contact the Ashby Library (978) 386-5377 for more info. Volunteering is a great way to give back to your community or complete community service hours.