Welcome! Belding Memorial Library is a small public library serving the rural town of Ashfield, Massachusetts.

We are part of CWMARS, a consortium of 155 libraries across Central and Western Massachusetts. We participate in a rural library collective called Libraries in the Woods, collaborating on programming across our 27 towns.

Our building was gifted to the Town of Ashfield by industrialist Milo Belding in 1913. We are on the traditional land of the Nipmuc, Wabanaki, and Pocumtuc people, who have stewarded this territory for over 12,000 years.

Black and white lineart of the front exterior of Belding Memorial Library.