Who Are We?
The Ashland Public Library works to serve, educate, and support the residents of Ashland, Gordon, Girardville and the surrounding areas. We provide free access to board games, books, movies, magazines, toys, computers, Wi-Fi and even video games. Come visit us and spend time learning something new with neighbors and friends in a safe public space. We look forward to meeting you!
On Going Events
We have lots of things going on here at the Ashland Library! Stop by for a program or recommend one to a friend!
Bridge Club – The Ashland Bridge Club meets every other Monday at 12:30 in the back of the library. Beginners are welcome! Call the library to register.
Book Club – Our book club is designed for adults and meets once a month at local restaurant. To learn what the monthly book is or to get more information call the library.
Coffee & Coloring – Stop by the library to color pictures and chat over a cup of coffee! Adult life is stressful - come relax, unwind and express your creativity. This event is held one Saturday a month and is designed for adults. All supplies will be provided. Call the library for more information.
Board Game Night – Third Monday of the Month from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Join us for a night of board games and fun! You can just stop by for a short game or stay all night. You can join in lively games like Uno or find a quiet partner to play chess – the choice is yours! No need to register. Feel free to bring your friends!
Lego Club – Every Thursday from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Stop in anytime during the event for free play with Legos! You can come and go as you please. No need to register.
Girls Who Code – Every Tuesday from 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Girls who code is a program designed to teach girls valuable tech skills while developing a sense of sisterhood. All girls in grades 3 – 5 are welcome. Contact the library to register.
Block Party – Fourth Monday of the Month from 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Preschoolers can play with our set of large wooden blocks all evening! Librarians will be available to interact with the children but a responsible adult must stay with the child at all times.
What Can You Do?
-Monetary donations are always welcome and YOU get to decide what the money is used for. You can give in person or mail the library a check!
-Our memorial program allows you to commemorate your loved one’s memory while supporting the local community. Simply decide on the amount you want to give ($10, $15, $100 it is up to you!). With this money the library will purchase books and dedicate them to your loved one with an inscription to them on the inside cover. We will also send a card to the family of the deceased to notify them of your kind donation.
-Who doesn’t like to shop on Amazon? By using Amazon Smile you can purchase items at their normal price and amazon donates a percentage of the profit to the library! Simply log in to smile.amazon.com and select the Ashland Public Library as your charity.
-Would you like to support the library by donating physical items? Consult the library’s Amazon Wish List to see what we need. This will come up in your “Charity Lists” section on Amazon once you have selected the library as your charity.
There are so many ways to volunteer at the Ashland Public Library. Our library is a safe creative space for the entire community and we want everyone to be involved! No matter what your talents are, the library has a place for you! Below are some suggestions.
Do you like to Drive?
- Drive the library’s recycling to the local recycling center.
- Deliver Books to the Homebound
- Transport old newspapers to the Pottsville SPCA
Do you like to work with books?
- Check the library shelves to ensure that books are in the right order
- Organize the library’s Book Sale room
- Create seasonal displays of the library’s books to promote wider reading
Do you like to work with people?
- Run Programs related to your expertise
- Help kids with their homework after school
- Tutor adults in reading or math
- Assist with one of our many programs – Lego club, Girls Who Code, Preschool Block Party…
Are you a crafty or hands-on person?
- Dust or vacuum the library once a month
- Paint the library’s windows with monthly themes
- Design flyers and posters for library programs
Don’t see a job that fits your style? Contact the library so we can work something out.
Address: 1229 Centre Street Ashland, PA 17921
Hours: 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday
9:00 AM to 5:00 PM Friday
8:00 AM to 1:00 PM Saturday
Phone number: (570) 875-3175
Fax: (570) 875-2699
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