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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Wednesday Movie at 1:30

School’s out early, so join us for a movie. Wednesday, April 20th, we will watch Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax at 1:30pm. The movie will end at around 3:00pm. The movie is rated PG.

Movie Poster

Copyright Universal Pictures

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Youth Paint Day

Saturday April 23rd from 1:30pm- 5:pm


Ages 12 and up, are invited to create a dragon painting, at the Youth Paint at the Library event. There is a $10 fee, which will cover the cost of a 16×20″ canvas and paint.

You may sign up at anytime, via phone, Facebook, or in person. We are only able to accommodate 36 individuals so prepayment is required to hold your place in the event. Prepayment is due by April 18th, at which time unpaid reservations are opened up.

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Movie Time

School’s out early, so join us for a movie. Friday, March 4th, we will watch Inside Out at 1:30pm. The movie will end at around 3:15pm. The movie is rated PG.Inside OutCopyright Walt Disney Pictures

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Last Week of February

12:00PM Senior Lunch- Chili Dog

3:30-4:00PM Kids Club- This week we will be having science crafts.

10:00AM- Story Time- Stories and craft with Otters as our animal this week.
12:00PM- Senior Lunch- Hamburger Steak

9:30AM- Adult Social- Come have conversation and if you want to color or work on a puzzle.
2:00-3:00PM- Play and Learn- Bring your toddler or preschooler to the library for unstructured play time. Children learn through play and with friends they get social time too.
6:00-7:00PM – Adult Book Chat- Come share your favorite book and see if there is enough interest in a book club.

11:00-12:00PM- Computer Help Class- This week learn the basics. We will have mouse and keyboard practice, along with how to log on to the library computers.
12:00PM- Senior Lunch- Chicken Alfredo

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Feb 15th – Feb 19th Library Happenings


12pm Senior Lunch: St. Louis Rib Sandwich

5:15 Evening Story Time: This is for children under 8 years old.


3:30-4:pm Kids Club (LEGO) – A time for children to come build with LEGO’s.

3:45-5:pm Advanced LEGO Club: This is for 5th grade and up.


10:am- Story Time-Sharks: This is for toddler and preschool children.

12pm Senior Lunch: Cream of Chicken over Biscuits

Thursday- No School for Ashland- Greenwood Public Schools

9:30am Adult Social- This is a time for adults from the community to come play cards, do puzzles, or color, while having a cup of coffee or tea.

11:00-12:30pm Kids Listen Lunch- Cost is $3.00 at the time of lunch. Come have a hotdog lunch at the library, while listening to an audio book. This is open to children of all ages and sign up is preferred so we have enough food.

12:45-2:15pm Computer lab will be closed

1:00-2:00pm Hour of Code for Children Kindergarten- 8th Grade. Hour of Code is an introduction at any age to computer programming. Sign-Up required

2:00-3:00pm Play and Learn- Bring your toddler and preschool children to the library for an opportunity to learn through play with other children.

Friday- No School for Ashland- Greenwood Public Schools

12pm Senior Lunch: Ham and Scalloped Potatoes

2:30-4:45pm Read to a Dog- Have your child gain confidence reading, sign up required.

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