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!

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

Next Meeting

All are welcome! Always looking for new members!


The Friends would like to thank everyone for their support. We strive to bring quality programs to our community, that can serve all residents from toddlers to adults.

As our summer reading nears, we know that we could not have this great program without all of you! No donation has been too small. We acknowledge them all and we appreciate you. As always if you have program or activity ideas; would like to be involved; or would like to offer a donation review this page.

Looking for Summary Reading Donations

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-

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.