Grand Opening

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Join us for our Open House from 1pm – 5pm. Grand Opening program will be at 2pm and at 3pm guest speaker Jeff Barnes will be presenting To Live and Die on the Plains. Refreshments will be available and tours will be from 1-2pm and 4-5pm.

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New Location and New Hours

We are now open at our new location with our new hours. Please stay tuned for any updates regarding our Grand Opening.
Monday- Tuesday 9am-7pm
Wednesday-Thursday 9am-8pm
Friday 9am-5pm
Saturday 1pm-5pm
Sunday Closed

1324 Silver Street,
Ashland, Ne 68003

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Moving News

WeAreMovingSmallOur current location will close on Saturday, December 13th, at 1pm. We will be closed the week of December 15th. We will reopen in our new location, 1324 Silver Street, on Tuesday, December 23rd, at 9am.

Should you have any items due while we are closed, we will be changing the due date to December 23. Additionally, our current and new book drops will be available during that week.

December Library Hours

Due to the holidays falling directly after our move, we will retain our current library hours for the first two weeks, in the new building, excluding holiday closures. As a result our hours will be as follows:
December Hours

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Look for new hours starting January 5th!

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Win a $529 College Scholarship by Reading

NEST529 Poster Win $529   If you, or someone you know, is between the ages of 3 and 18, and completes the Summer Reading Program,  you qualify to enter to win a $529 scholarship. So if you aren’t already participating sign up now.

For kids 5th grade and younger, the Children’s Summer Reading Program  must  be completed by reading 15 hours (in the case of younger children unable to read on their own, reading to them counts) and turning in the Summer Reading log.

For 7th grade and older, the Teen’s Summer Reading Program must be completed by submitting 5 reading logs and 5 book reviews.

Children entering the 6th grade this fall may choose to participate in either the Children or Teen Reading Program.

For more information on the Summer Reading Programs and copies of the logs, etc. click here or contact us at the library.

Once all the right logs and book reviews are submitted library staff will enter the child’s name in the drawing. A parental permission is required as a 529 College saving account must be setup for any prize winners. For full official rules click here.

As a bonus if anyone participating through the Ashland Public Library wins the drawing, we will also receive $250 for the library.

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Summer Reading Program

The Summer Reading Program starts today! Running from June 3rd to July 26, join us in reading, win prizes, and enjoy activities. For more information click here.

Join us this Thursday, at 10am, at the United Methodist Church to enjoy a Magic Show from the talented Jeff Quinn!


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Google 4 Doodle

Google is having a contest called Doodle 4 Google, which invites those grades K-12 to submit their own doodles. Up to 250 finalists (50 from each state) will be selected and from those 5 National Finalists will be selected. Four of the National Finalist will be awarded a $5,000 scholarship and one will be awarded the Grand Prize, which includes a $30,000 scholarship and a $50,000 Google for Education grant towards his/her school. For more information visit

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Holiday Closures

The Library will close early on Tuesday, December 24th and Tuesday, December 31st. Hours will be 9am to 1pm.

The Library will be closed all day Wednesday, December 25th and Wednesday, January 1st.

The library will resume normal hours, 9am to 6pm, the following Thursdays.

Happy Holidays!

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Ashland Public Library Book “Sale”

Please join us at the Ashland Public Library Friday, December 13th, from 9am-6pm, and Saturday, December 14th, from 9am-12pm. We will have books available with a free will donation, with proceeds going towards the purchase of new books for the new library.

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Newspapers Available

rolled up newspaperIn addition to the Ashland Gazette, we are now offering the Lincoln Journal Star, Omaha World-Herald, and Wahoo Newspaper. 

We will keep two weeks of the Journal Star, and World-Herald, and one month of the Wahoo Newspaper. We keep all print copies of the Ashland Gazette until we receive digital scans of the issues. Older issues of the Gazette are available in either microform or as digital files, which library staff can help in accessing.

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Library Assistant Job Opening

The Ashland Public Library seeks enthusiastic assistant with strong commitment to public service, knowledge of technology, and excellent interpersonal and communication skills.

Duties include staffing 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 two year time frame.

Hours of work include afternoon and early evening hours, Tuesday through Friday. Other hours during the day, evening, and weekend hours may be scheduled.

For more information and an application Click Here.

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