Ashaway Free Library


Welcome to

Ashaway Free Library

15 Knight Street, PO Box 70, Ashaway, RI 02804

(401) 377-2770


Regular Hours:

Monday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Tuesday: 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Wednesday: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Thursday: 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Friday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Saturday: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Sunday: Closed



Holiday Stroll in the Village of Ashaway

Ashaway Free Library
Schedule of Events
Saturday, December 13, 2014
9:00AM to 1:00PM
BOOK SALE--Come browse our selection of books for sale.  Most are $2.00 or less!  We have also hand-selected some of our newest, most unique, and most giftable items, which will be on display for purchase beginning on December 8 (these items are priced as marked).  Highlights include a 1984 American first-edition copy of Maurice Sendak's play The Love of Three Oranges (highly collectible at only $50) and a complete set of the Yale Shakespeare (slightly faded bindings but still a bargain at $75).  Sales are first come-first served, so arrive early for best selection! 

10:00AM to 12:00PM
WRITE A LETTER TO SANTA--Kids can write and decorate their own letters to Santa and leave them in the Bear Post basket.  We will be sure they get to the North Pole well before Christmas. 

LIVING LITERATURE--Join us for a readers'-theater presentation of Owen Meany's Christmas Pageant.  Living Literature has created this funny and charming presentation for the 2014 Holiday season from John Irving's seventh published novel, A Prayer for Owen Meany. This adaptation of Irving's inspiring modern classic focuses on the tale of two pre-teenaged boys who are at the center of this unorthodox Christmas pageant held in the fictitious New Hampshire town of Gravesend in the mid-1950s.  Performing along with Artistic Director Barry Press will be Living Literature regulars Kelly Seigh and Dave Rabinow. (This program is best-suited to adults and older kids.)

COMMUNITY CAROL SING--The carol sing is one our best-loved traditions here at the library.  Local pianist Amy Babcock will provide accompaniment for this 45-minute program of carols we all know by heart (but don't worry--we provide lyrics just in case!).