Friends of the Ashby Public Library

Pumpkin Festival – Attention: Crafters

It’s time to mark your calendar for Ashby’s 31st Annual Pumpkin and Craft Festival. This year it is on Saturday, September 24th from 10AM to 4PM on the Ashby Common, Route 119. If you are a crafter hoping to save a spot please see this application.

Learn Basic Wilderness Survival Skills

Next Meeting

The next meeting is on Thursday, August 11th, 6:00 p.m. at the library in the historical room.
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!  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.