Veterans Day

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Closed until October 26th

A staff members has tested positive and out of an abundance of caution for the public, the library has decided to close until Monday, Oct 26th.We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.Drop boxes will remain open to return items, and no fines will be charged during this time.
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Employment Opportunity

Library Assistant

The Ashland Public Library seeks an enthusiastic Library Assistant with a strong commitment to public service, knowledge of technology, and excellent interpersonal and communication skills. Duties include preparing library materials for public use, staffing the circulation desk, shelving materials, assisting patrons with technology and information needs, readers’ advisory, and other duties as assigned.

Must be willing and able to obtain Nebraska library level I certification within a three-year time frame.

Part-Time Library Assistant (25 hrs/week)

Hours of work include mornings, afternoons and some evenings, Tuesday through Saturday. Other hours during the day, evening, and weekend hours may be scheduled.

Salary $ 12.50 per hour.

High School Diploma or GED and one-year offices or customer service experience; or an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job such those listed and outlined in the job description.

A positive attitude and looks forward to working for a public library.

Library, bookstore, teaching, or retail customer service experience is preferred.

Tech skills, computer literacy, and MS Office proficiency.

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.  Applications are available at City Hall, 2304 Silver Street, Ashland, NE 68003, by calling (402) 944-3387 or at  You may return applications at City Hall by mail or drop box or you may e-mail the application back to  EOE

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Ashland Community Reads

Ready, Set, Recommend! We would like to bring the community together, for an Ashland Community Reads. This is to promote discussion and literacy and foster a sense of community.

Click on this image to go to the google form. That is where you can give us your recommendation of a book the whole community could read. We would like to find a title that is in paperback and audio versions.
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While our doors are still closed, look at what we have going on.

Window displays, look and find in the window, word find in the window

Activities- There are activities for all ages in the windows. We have a look and find, word search, and scavenger hunt, up right now, to enjoy walking around the library.

Curbside- Tuesday and Thursday 11-6:30pm and Saturday 12-5. If you want to see all available books, audio books, movies, and puzzles, go to In the top right corner you can login to access your account. You can also call 402-521-2012, text 402-265-4276, or email your request.

Window Displays- Each week we put up new book displays in the windows. If you want to pick a book by the cover, they are new each week for you to view.

Technology Appointments- Do you know an adult who uses the library for printing or computer use? Let them know they can call to make an appointment to come in. You can also make your own appointment at

Reader Zone- Summer Reading is underway and you can still sign up and log minutes. We are using the app called Reader Zone. Once you download and register you will enter the code dd3fe to sign up. Prizes will be awarded!

Libby- If you prefer an app for your e-books and audio books you can get Libby by Overdrive for free with your library card. If you need to update your card or need a card, call.

1000 Books Before Kindergarten- We have sheets, so your little one can keep recording their books. To pick up sheets just call during curbside from the alleyway. In Aug we will have a prize pick up.

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The library is closed until further notice.

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The Library will be closed until May 6th.

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Ashland Public Library Names New Director

Amanda Peña is the new library director. A longtime resident of Portland, she began her career at the library in high school as a clerk for Temecula Public Library in Southern California. With a 20 year career in libraries, she’s done everything from driving a bookmobile to helping incarcerated youth find their love of reading.

For the last 14 years, she worked at the Hillsboro Public Library, a suburb of Portland, Oregon, in a variety of roles with her previous job as the Training and Learning Librarian Supervisor. She loved living in the Pacific Northwest, but she and her family decided to move to Omaha in October to be closer to the family for their two-year-old daughter.

She is passionate about the important role of public libraries in developing vibrant and engaged communities. She is excited to meet everyone and to learn more about the Ashland community.

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February 2020 Calendar

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Check out the poster exhibition!


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