We regret to inform you that due to Covid-19 our 30th annual Ashby Pumpkin Festival is unfortunately cancelled. If you wish to continue supporting the Friends and all of our great community resources brought to the Library please consider becoming a Friend (below).


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 FriendsofAshbyLibrary@gmail.com

If you would like to provide a donation online click this link- https://paypal.me/ashbylibraryfriends?locale.x=en_US

Also, If you shop via Amazon then shop through Amazon Smile. Amazon donates 0.5% of the price of eligible purchases to our cause. https://smile.amazon.com/ch/84-4816134

Next Meeting

Friends of the Ashby Free Public Library Meeting on November 4th at 7:00 pm (in the children’s area or if the library is still not open via ZOOM). All are welcome! Always looking for new members to get involved at the library.


Friends of the Ashby Free Public Library is having a book sale on Saturday October 10th from 9:00 – 12:00 in front of the library.

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.