Opening on November 16, 1888 on the corner of Vaughn Avenue and Main Street, the Vaughn Public Library is the oldest operating library in its original building in Wisconsin. In 2018 we celebrated 130 years of great library service in Ashland! Emeline Patrick Vaughn provided funds to build the library in memory of her late husband, Samuel Stuart Vaughn, an early businessman in the Chequamegon Bay area.
Vaughn Public Library is a municipal resource dedicated to providing open access to information, materials and services in a sustainable environment that supports, connects and empowers all community members through applied technology, professional librarianship and compassion. Whether you are checking out a new book, downloading an electronic book, using a computer, meeting with colleagues or taking your kids to a fun & educational program, using the public library is a great way to celebrate one of Ashland's community assets.