Children’s Room


Penny Cole has taken over as the Children’s Librarian.  We are so excited to enjoy her spin on storytime.  Miss Penny’s Storytimes are now held at 10:15 on Wednesday Mornings and feature songs, stories and movement.  Miss Penny has some instruments, stuffies and other props to make storytime extra special.  Join her every Wednesday.


Every Wednesday @ 10:15! When the weather is nice enough, storytime will be held outside. Enjoy this opportunity to hear some stories and make some new friends.


Wednesdays at 2, kids are encouraged to come play together at the library, meet new friends and enjoy some new toys..

Summer Reading 2023

Summer reading this year is all about “Finding our Voice” and sharing our stories. Most of all summer reading is about having fun!

Summer reading will kick off this year with the Ashby Art Festival.  All cam enter their best work in art, writing, performance and STEM.  Your work will be shared with the whole community and be recognized for its quality.

All summer we will have many programs. We will be learning about the community around us and how we fit into it.  We will be exploring all kinds of stories and helping you to discover how you will craft your own story in your own voice. We will have programs about science, art, nature, cooking and culture. You will be invited to explore your world and find books and other media that help you to understand it better.  We hope that you will share the books that you enjoy with others through our review wall.

This year there will be three fun projects you can participate in:

1. We encourage everyone to hear the stories of loved ones and capture them on video.  The Ashby Oral History Project is capturing oral histories of long time Ashby residents, and these stories are so interesting.  We encourage the younger generation to capture stories of Grandparents and other beloved people in their lives. The library will have training and the equipment to help. 

2. We all love Ashby so much we should write a book about it.  We have several books on display that cover the a to z of a place or a topic, I hope this summer we can make one for Ashby. We will have people sign up for a letter and then create the page.  We will have the book printed and available at the library.  Parents who want to also purchase a copy of the finished work would be able to. We can have a nice set of young authors in town.

3. You can create a book of your own story. We will have many books of other people’s stories to inspire you, and we will provide you with the tools and skills to create a book of your own.  This multimedia project will be as unique as you make it. 

The summer reading project will be capped off with a end of summer party for everyone to enjoy.