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We’ve launched our first quarterly newsletter, Shelf Life.  Check it out in the link here.

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Adult Paint Day

Saturday September 17th, at 2pm come paint at the library. Sarah will walk you through the picture or you can create your own. Cost is $10 and you must register either through our online calendar or in the library by Thursday, September 15th. This is a 16 years old and up program.


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Teen Paint

Monday’s is September we will have teen paint from 4-5pm. This is a time for middle and high school students to come paint a picture, of their choice on canvas.  You will have 3 weeks to complete this project.


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New Book Drop

Need to drop off your library books? Don’t have time to come in? Just want to drive up? You are in luck! Drive through the alley, look right before the parking starts there is now a drop box!


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Crochet Class July 9th and 16th

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Learn how to make these simple hippos. The first class, July 9th 1-3pm, we will learn the granny square which is the building block for the hippo. Then in the second class, July 16th 1-3pm, we will put our granny squares together to create a hippo.

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Closed Saturday June 11th

The library lost a friend and staff member Monday morning. Becky was with us a little over a year and was a member of our library family. Our thoughts and condolences are with her family. She will be missed.

The library is closed Saturday, June 11th, so staff can go to the memorial service.becky

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Summer Reading Kickoff Carnival

Summer Reading Kickoff Carnival, June 4th 2-4 pm, Photo booth, Face painting, Scavenger Hunt, Crafts, Games, Win Prizes

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New Calendar for Library Activities

Take a look at our new calendar software here. View and register for library activities. Signup to be reminded of an event or notified of new events. You can always find it under the Calendar/SignUp link in the navigation menu above.Calendar List View


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Library Closed May 13th


The library will be closed on May 13th, so staff can attend a continuing education workshop. We are always looking for ways to make the library better.

Senior Lunch will still be held at noon in the community hall.

We apologize for any inconvenience.


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$1000 Internship Opportunity

InternThe Ashland Public Library is offering an internship to a high school or college student interested in the possibility of choosing a career in librarianship. This 10 week internship will provide a basic understanding of a variety of library tasks, with a focus on a few specific areas.

The internship will average 10 hours per week, primarily between 9am to 5pm. Help will generally be required on Tuesday mornings, but the number of hours per day and the number of days per week are flexible. To attend a library board meeting at least one Wednesday evening is required. Click here for more information.

Start Date:          May 23, 2016      Expected End Date:        June 30, 2016

A $1000 stipend will be paid out as part of this internship.

Application Process: Applications are available on our website or at the library. Please return all applications to the library, 1324 Silver St, Ashland, NE 68003 or email to

Application deadline: May 6, 2016

Questions? Call 402-521-2012

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