January is Membership Month

January 24, 2020


It is membership renewal time again. Your membership supports Ashland Library programs and projects for all ages, from children’s story times to teen maker days to adult author talks, to summer reading for everyone. Two programs that began with Ashland Friends’ support—Babies First Books and Toddlerobics—have been so successful that they became part of Jackson County Libraries system-wide in 2019.

If you haven’t already renewed, download a form or renew online. Upon receipt of your renewal we’ll send you a 2020 membership card. Thank you again for your continued support!

Annual Meeting Will Feature JPR’s Geoffrey Riley

January 24, 2020

Geoffrey Riley

Mark your calendars now for the annual all-member meeting Saturday, March 14, 1-3 pm in the Gresham room at the library. We will celebrate our recent accomplishments, update everyone on upcoming projects and activities, announce the volunteer and business partner of the year, and enjoy socializing and refreshments. Our speaker will be JPR’s Geoffrey Riley, who will talk about his thirty years living in and reporting on the State of Jefferson.

2019 Author Fair a Success

January 24, 2020

The Friends of the Library co-sponsored and provided the volunteer team for the high-energy December 8, 2019, Local Author Fair. Special thanks to Friends Amy Blossom and Pat Fuhrman and Reference Librarian Amy Greenwald for their leadership and organizational skills, and to all the volunteers for their enthusiasm and help on the day of the fair.

Over sixty authors and 265 attendees enjoyed getting acquainted and talking books that afternoon. Here are a few snapshots of the day.

Thanks to volunteer Joe Moeller for all of the photos.

Authors James Lettis and Zoe Williams in the Children’s Room.


Peggy Rubin and Denise Kester chat between customers.


Volunteers Amy Kinard, Pat Fuhrman, and Nicky Stanke (back to camera) at work.


More photos HERE