There are several ways to donate to Ashaway Free Library


The Ashaway Free Library is a non-municipal library that receives some funds from the town of Hopkinton and the State of Rhode Island. However, a major portion of essential funding comes from contributions from individuals, memorial donations, community businesses and philanthropic foundation grants. Please help fund the Library today.


Checks can be mailed to: The Ashaway Free Library, PO Box 70, Ashaway RI 02804


You also have the option of having a small monthly donation automatically charged to your credit card or PayPal account.


Donations of Time, Goods and Services

Donations of frequently used consumables such as reams of copy paper, toilet tissue, and liquid hand soap are always welcome.


Volunteers are an important part of the AFL family. Volunteers assist with technology tutoring, book shelving, sorting donated books, and providing event support. The AFL Board of Trustees works hard to ensure that the Library’s facilities and resources support the Library’s mission and now and into the future. Please talk with the Library Director about joining the Board or donating your time and talents in other ways.


Donations of time and services from local builders and craftspeople have been greatly appreciated over the years.


Please call 401-377-2770 and talk with the Librarian about your donations.

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Library Gifts to Honor Someone Special

When you make a gift in someone’s honor, the honoree will receive notice from the Library as you instruct. This is an innovative way to honor a favorite teacher, friend, or relative; to remember Mothers Day and Fathers Day and other special occasions. Call the Librarian at 401-377-2770 for more information.


Memorial Funds and Bequests

Members of our community often remember a loved one with a gift in their name. Examples of memorial donations are the purchase of a book with a memorial book plate, funds to enhance part of the Library’s collection or programming, funds to purchase a bench for the property or other interior or exterior Library improvements. Contact the Librarian for more information.


If you would like to include the AFL in your estate planning, please contact the Librarian.


Gifts of Securities and Property are always welcome. Call the Librarian at 401-377-2770 for more information.