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Friends of the Library

Organized in 1977, our organization is a 501(c)3 tax exempt group that supports the Ashland Public Library with voluntary service and monetary contributions. We are able to raise funds through membership fees and book sales. Since our inception we have raised over two hundred thousand dollars for the library to support programs and purchase items that may exceed the library’s regular budget. Our gifts have been used to sponsor events like the annual summer reading program and National Library Week and also for special purchases like the library’s mini-van.

Current Officers
President: MeLissa Lance
Vice President: Peggy Ulrich
Treasurer: Jean Irwin
Secretary: Sue Heimann


All members of the Ashland Public Library are encouraged to join the Friends group. Membership is effective January 1 through December 31 each year, but memberships fees are accepted year round and at our book sales. Standard individual membership is $5.00; student membership is $2.00. Other rates can be found on the membership form below. For questions please e-mail us at

2020 Book Sales

Members Sale:
All Friends Book Sales have been postponed for 2020.

Public Sale:
All Friends Book Sales have been postponed for 2020.


The Friends are not currently accepting donations.

The Friends of the Ashland Public Library accept donations year round (except for the week of the sales – March 11-19, July 11-21 and November 11-17) of gently-used hardbacks, paperbacks, CDs and DVDs. Donations should be brought in through the rear entrance of the library; a donation bin is in the lower level lobby adjacent to the Stockwell Room.