The Pumpkin Festival is Coming!

The 30th Annual Pumpkin Festival is September 25th.

This event has continually brought local people of all generations and backgrounds together on the Ashby common to enjoy the beautiful weather, engage in some family fun, and of course, start their holiday shopping!

Bakers: If you like to bake and would like to donate baked goods to sell, please bring them to the Town Common between 8:30-11:00.

Crafters: If you are a crafter and want to participate, please click this link for additional information. If you would like to volunteer to work this fun event, please email the friends

Send donations or payments for the Pumpkin festival via Venmo. 
Search Friends of Ashby Library@friends of ashby library or simply scan the QR code below with your cell phone camera.

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Next Meeting

The next meeting is on November 4th, 7:00 pm at the library.
All are welcome! We are always looking for new members!

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.


  • Children’s story hour
  • Children’s summer reading program
  • Museum passes and discounts for Ashby residents
  • Cultural events such as guest musicians, children’s 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!

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.