Upcoming Events at the Ashland Library

Check the Ashland Library’s Calendar page for a complete list of Upcoming Events at the Ashland Library. Below are events we think will be of particular interest to Friends of the Ashland Library Members and their families. For more information on any of these events or programs, please call the Library at 804-798-4072.


Summer Reading Program – This year’s theme is Read for the Win! Fun, free events all summer long! Check the Ashland Library’s Calendar page for a complete list of family-friendly events happening at the Ashland Library this summer.

End of Summer Music & Ice Cream
Friday, August 12, 6:00 – 7:00 p.m.
End your summer with a bang with outdoor music by Brent Small’s one-man band.
Cool treats provided by the Friends of the Ashland Library.

Book Clubs & Recurring Programs: Please call or visit the library for program information.
The Morning Book Club – meets every third Friday at 10:00 a.m.
The Afternoon Book Club – meets every third Monday at 1:00 p.m.
The Evening Book Club – meets every third Thursday at 7:00 p.m.


July 4th Book Sale

BryanThe Friends of the Library biggest annual event is our annual July 4th Book Sale.  We hold our book sale at the Ashland Library during Ashland’s 4th of July celebration. Hours are generally 9 am to 2 pm, but check local newspapers and posters to confirm.

The sale includes a wide variety of hardback and paperback books, CD’s, DVD’s, Audio Books and VHS videos.  All proceeds go to support and to meet needs at the Ashland Library.

The Friends of the Library Book Sale has become a traditional part of Ashland’s 4th of July celebration event sponsored by the Hanover Arts & Activities Center. Don’t miss it!


Train Day at the Library

Join your neighbors for a celebration of Ashland’s railroad heritage!  Train Day 2016 will be on Saturday, November 5. The Friends will be offering free cookies and cider from our booth near the rear door of the Ashland Library. Stop by and say hello!

Visit the Train Day web site, the Train Day Facebook page and watch local newspapers for announcements about the upcoming Train Day events.


Friends of the Library Book Sale

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 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.)

Read about our huge annual July 4th book sale.


Got (too many) Books?

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How about DONATING them to the Friends of the Ashland Library for our ongoing book sale?

Just leave them at the Library Circulation Desk.
(Receipts are available for tax-deduction purposes.)

THANK YOU for helping the Ashland Library!