Welcome

The Friends of the Ashland Library is a nonprofit, community-based support group for the Richard S. Gillis Jr. Library, a Branch of the Pamunkey Regional Library. 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.

Upcoming Events at the Ashland Library

Check the Pamunkey Regional Library’s home page and Calendar page for updates on Ashland Library programs, events and ways to participate. Or, drop by the library to pick up flyers on programs that interest you. For more information on any upcoming event or program, please call the Library at 804-798-4072.


The Book Sale is Back!

Can’t wait till our big book sale on the 4th of July? Neither can we!! The hallway of Ashland Library is stocked with books for sale right now.

Something for everyone.
Hardcovers $1, Paperbacks 50¢, Children’s books 25¢ each or 5 for a $1!

Got books you want to donate? See our post about book donations and come see us at the Ashland Library for our Big Book Sale on July 4th!


Got (too many) Books, CDs or DVDs?

How about DONATING them to the Friends of the Ashland Library for our annual July 4th and our ongoing book sale?

Guidelines: No textbooks or encyclopedias. Please make sure your books or media are gently-used, clean and in good condition. We cannot accept books that are dusty or dirty, musty/moldy, have water damage, broken spines, torn pages, heavy highlighting, notes or underlining, or smell of cigarette smoke. Please recycle or discard them.  Our storage space is limited. We can only take in 2 boxes or grocery bags of books per family per day unless prior arrangements are made.

To help the Friends and your Library, donate your gently-used books, CDs, DVDs and recorded books at the Library Check-Out Desk. (Receipts are available for tax-deduction purposes.)

THANK YOU for helping the Ashland Library!


July 4th Book Sale

BryanThe Friends of the Library biggest annual event is our July 4th Book Sale.  We will hold our book sale at the Ashland Library during Ashland’s 4th of July celebration. The sale includes a wide variety of hardback and paperback books, CD’s, DVD’s, and audio books, donated by the public and withdrawn from the library’s collection. All proceeds support the Ashland Library. Got books to donate? Now’s the time!

Monday, July 4, 2022, 9 am to 2 pm
Multipurpose Room of the Ashland Library
201 S. Railroad Ave.
Ashland VA 23005.
(The Library is closed on July 4th, but the Multipurpose Room will be open during the sale hours.)

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!