The Ashland Friends of the Library is a nonprofit, community-based support group for the Richard S. Gillis Jr. Library, a Branch of the Pamunkey Regional Library. The Advisory Board meets quarterly, and the membership meets annually. The Friends group supports library programs and community events, and purchases items needed by the library. For more details, read about our history and our contributions to the Ashland Library.
The Advisory Board of the Friends of the Library works with the Ashland and Pamunkey Regional Library staff to determine library needs that cannot be funded under the current budget. Past contributions include special programs for children, teens and adults, new shelving and chairs. We also contributed major funding to renovate the multipurpose room, entry hallway and bathrooms.
The Friends of the Ashland Library maintains a continuous book sale at the Ashland Branch Library. You will find bargain fiction and non-fiction, audio books, and videos in the area around the copy machine and sometimes in the entrance hallway of the library. You can donate your gently used, unwanted books, audio books and videos to the Friends at the library circulation desk for the on-going sale. Proceeds from the sale are used to fund some of the library’s programs and sponsor special events. Please do not donate encyclopedia sets, Reader’s Digest, or textbooks over 5 years old. (Those items can be taken to the Goodwill store or drop-off box at the Lewistown transfer station for recycling.)
Hear ye! Hear ye! Now is the time for all good and loyal Friends of the Ashland Library to clear out their shelves and closets. Bring your unwanted books, audio books, CDs and DVDs to the Library for the July 4th Book Sale.
The Friends of the Library biggest annual event is our annual July 4th Book Sale. We hold our book sale during Ashland’s 4th of July celebration. This year’s sale will be held on Thursday, July 4, 10 am to 2 pm at the Ashland Library (201 S. Railroad Ave., Ashland, VA 23005).
You will find hundreds of pre-owned hardcovers, paperbacks, audio books, movies, and CDs to choose from. Some wonderful bargains are “nearly-new”, some items are antiques looking for new homes. There are treasures to be found for children, teens and adults.
The sale proceeds will fund programs, equipment, and materials for the Ashland Branch of the Pamunkey Regional Library.