Annual Book and Plant Sale
May 18
9:00AM to 1:00PM

It’s time once again for our big annual Book and Plant sale on the library grounds at 15 Knight Street! We’ll have thousands of books and hundreds of plants; this wonderful community event is our biggest fundraiser of the year. All proceeds support the library’s collections, services, and programs.

Rain or shine!

This year’s sale is being generously sponsored by our friends at Dime Bank.

Welcome to the Ashaway Free Library

A Cherished Neighborhood Institution Since 1871
Ashaway, Rhode Island
The Ashaway Free Library (AFL) has a print collection of 23,000 plus volumes, a wide selection of magazines, DVD/audio books/ CD collection of 553 items as well as computer stations and WIFI connection. The library is a member of Ocean State Libraries which gives patrons access to materials from libraries throughout the state of Rhode Island and beyond. The AFL is truly a window to the world for its community. The library sponsors programs for children and adults throughout the year.

Important Information for Our Patrons:

The library is open:
Monday 10-5
Tuesday 4-8
Wednesday 10-8
Thursday 4-8
Friday 10-5
Saturday 9-1


Feel free to call us at 401-377-2770 or email [email protected] with any questions.


*You can access electronic books and audiobooks through the Rhode Island eZone here:


*Our WiFi is accessible all day, every day, from the library’s parking lot and grounds.


*If you do not have a current library card and would like one, you can apply here:


Be sure we have your email address so you can receive weather alerts, the quarterly newsletter and program information.