Friends of the Ashby Public Library

Next Meeting

The next meeting is on Tuesday, February 7th 5:30 pm.
We are always looking for new members!

We Need You!

Become a Friend of the Library. No experience is required. You pick your level of involvement:

  • Attend meetings or not
  • Donate money
  • Volunteer time

If you are interested in becoming a Friend, please email us at If you would like to simply offer a donation additional information is listed lower on this page.

Board Members

  • Michelle Thomas, President
  • Victoria Maloney, Secretary
  • Barry Buck, Treasurer

2022 Was A Busy Year!

Here are the purchases made in 2022 (through August) to support the Library.

Museum Passes – $2,185.00

4 Bean Bags – $188. 31 

Large Connect Four Game – $191.24

Summer Reading – prizes, decorations (cardboard stand-ups, hanging decor, insect/ bird/turtle posters) all binoculars for children’s area, nature journaling bags and contents – $563.92 ** a few prizes were not used ** 

Games purchased for Game Nights and circulation – $273. 79

Butterfly Kits – $78.60

Kosmic Kelly – $200

Davis Bates – $275

Animal Survivor Man –  $510 

Nissitissit String Quartet – $250

Snow cone machine and supplies – appx. $80, used a few prizes from Summer Reading

TOTAL – $4795.86 


Be sure to stop in the library to use our passes for discounted or free admission to some of the area’s best museums, parks, and activities!

We All Need Friends!

Please Join Us! We are a non-profit group of volunteers who support and fund the needs of the library’s educational programming.


  • Summer reading program
  • Museum passes and discounts for Ashby residents
  • Cultural events such as guest musicians, concerts, storytellers and artists

You do not have to pay to be a friend. Donation of time is also valuable. If you want to give a $ donation membership options include:

  • Friend              $10
  • Family              $25
  • Supporter       $50
  • Partner            $100
  • Business         $250
  • Other               $___

If you are interested in becoming a Friend, please email us at

If you would like to provide a donation online click this link-

NEW: Conveniently send donations via Venmo!  Search Friends of Ashby Library@friends of ashby library or simply scan the QR code below with your cell phone camera.

Also, If you shop via Amazon then shop through Amazon Smile. Amazon donates 0.5% of the price of eligible purchases to our cause.

Passes Available

The Friends of the Ashby Free Public Library sponsor a number of passes for local attractions.

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

About Us

The Friends of the Ashby Free Public Library are an invaluable volunteer group that contributes to the life of the library in the community, and are always looking for new members to help with their mission. Please contact the Library to offer volunteer time and skills.