Ames Free Library

"Where the Community Connects"

Kids Events

Monday, May 01
10:30am - 11:30am
Alternating between stories, songs, rhymes, and tales, Songs and Stories is perfect for children about age 2 to 5 working on their social skills, motor skills, and early literacy skills. The goal is to provide fun and rich experiences that build on a love of books, libraries, and reading that will... Read more
Monday, May 01
6:00pm - 6:45pm
Go ahead and get comfy in your favorite pajamas, grab your sleepy toy, and come listen to some bedtime stories with your friends.  Stories are geared toward ages three and up, but all are welcome with their caregiver.  
Tuesday, May 02
10:30am - 11:30am
Lapsit story time for babies emphasizes adult-child interaction with stories, movement, rhymes, and songs. Delight and stimulate your baby while developing pre-literacy skills during this 20-30 minute story time and a free play time afterward. No sign-up required; join us when you can!
Thursday, May 04
10:30am - 11:30am
Alternating between stories, songs, rhymes, and tales, Songs and Stories is perfect for children about age 2 to 5 working on their social skills, motor skills, and early literacy skills. The goal is to provide fun and rich experiences that build on a love of books, libraries, and reading that will... Read more
Monday, May 08
10:30am - 11:30am
Alternating between stories, songs, rhymes, and tales, Songs and Stories is perfect for children about age 2 to 5 working on their social skills, motor skills, and early literacy skills. The goal is to provide fun and rich experiences that build on a love of books, libraries, and reading that will... Read more
Tuesday, May 09
10:30am - 11:30am
Lapsit story time for babies emphasizes adult-child interaction with stories, movement, rhymes, and songs. Delight and stimulate your baby while developing pre-literacy skills during this 20-30 minute story time and a free play time afterward. No sign-up required; join us when you can!
Thursday, May 11
10:30am - 11:30am
Alternating between stories, songs, rhymes, and tales, Songs and Stories is perfect for children about age 2 to 5 working on their social skills, motor skills, and early literacy skills. The goal is to provide fun and rich experiences that build on a love of books, libraries, and reading that will... Read more
Friday, May 12
1:00pm - 3:00pm
Early release days are more fun at the library! Join us after school for a movie and some activities at Queset House.   "After the Bergens invade Troll Village, Poppy, the happiest Troll ever born, and the curmudgeonly Branch set off on a journey to rescue her friends." --IMDB Rated PG for some... Read more
Monday, May 15
10:30am - 11:30am
Alternating between stories, songs, rhymes, and tales, Songs and Stories is perfect for children about age 2 to 5 working on their social skills, motor skills, and early literacy skills. The goal is to provide fun and rich experiences that build on a love of books, libraries, and reading that will... Read more
Tuesday, May 16
10:30am - 11:30am
Lapsit story time for babies emphasizes adult-child interaction with stories, movement, rhymes, and songs. Delight and stimulate your baby while developing pre-literacy skills during this 20-30 minute story time and a free play time afterward. No sign-up required; join us when you can!
Thursday, May 18
10:30am - 11:30am
Karen from Self Help Inc (Coordinated Family and Community Engagement) hosts a toddler play group in Easton once a month. Children must be between the ages of 15 months to 3 years and parents are asked to stay with their child/ren. The children will participate in Free Play, Story Time, Music... Read more
Monday, May 22
10:30am - 11:30am
Alternating between stories, songs, rhymes, and tales, Songs and Stories is perfect for children about age 2 to 5 working on their social skills, motor skills, and early literacy skills. The goal is to provide fun and rich experiences that build on a love of books, libraries, and reading that will... Read more
Tuesday, May 23
10:30am - 11:30am
Lapsit story time for babies emphasizes adult-child interaction with stories, movement, rhymes, and songs. Delight and stimulate your baby while developing pre-literacy skills during this 20-30 minute story time and a free play time afterward. No sign-up required; join us when you can!
Thursday, May 25
10:30am - 11:30am
Alternating between stories, songs, rhymes, and tales, Songs and Stories is perfect for children about age 2 to 5 working on their social skills, motor skills, and early literacy skills. The goal is to provide fun and rich experiences that build on a love of books, libraries, and reading that will... Read more
Tuesday, May 30
10:30am - 11:30am
Lapsit story time for babies emphasizes adult-child interaction with stories, movement, rhymes, and songs. Delight and stimulate your baby while developing pre-literacy skills during this 20-30 minute story time and a free play time afterward. No sign-up required; join us when you can!
Thursday, June 01
10:30am - 11:30am
Alternating between stories, songs, rhymes, and tales, Songs and Stories is perfect for children about age 2 to 5 working on their social skills, motor skills, and early literacy skills. The goal is to provide fun and rich experiences that build on a love of books, libraries, and reading that will... Read more
Monday, June 05
10:30am - 11:30am
Alternating between stories, songs, rhymes, and tales, Songs and Stories is perfect for children about age 2 to 5 working on their social skills, motor skills, and early literacy skills. The goal is to provide fun and rich experiences that build on a love of books, libraries, and reading that will... Read more
Tuesday, June 06
10:30am - 11:30am
Lapsit story time for babies emphasizes adult-child interaction with stories, movement, rhymes, and songs. Delight and stimulate your baby while developing pre-literacy skills during this 20-30 minute story time and a free play time afterward. No sign-up required; join us when you can!
Thursday, June 08
10:30am - 11:30am
Alternating between stories, songs, rhymes, and tales, Songs and Stories is perfect for children about age 2 to 5 working on their social skills, motor skills, and early literacy skills. The goal is to provide fun and rich experiences that build on a love of books, libraries, and reading that will... Read more
Thursday, June 15
10:30am - 11:30am
Karen from Self Help Inc (Coordinated Family and Community Engagement) hosts a toddler play group in Easton once a month. Children must be between the ages of 15 months to 3 years and parents are asked to stay with their child/ren. The children will participate in Free Play, Story Time, Music... Read more
Monday, June 19
6:00pm - 7:00pm
Our favorite local musician is back again for our Summer Library Program kickoff! Preschoolers will love dancing to the rock and roll beat while younger grade schoolers will enjoy the clever catchy lyrics. Event will move to Oakes Ames Memorial Hall in case of rain.
Monday, June 26
6:00pm - 7:00pm
Come watch a very funny guy perform a very funny magic show! Robb uses a lot of audience participation and his quick wit will have everyone laughing out loud. Fast and fun, this show will have everyone's attention and leave them wanting more. This show includes 15 different tricks from the... Read more
Monday, July 10
6:00pm - 7:00pm
This world music safari adventure takes participants around the globe in search of amazing instruments and sounds. Travel to African jungles, South American rainforests, and the Great Wall of China to discover clues from animal friends and learn about ecology. Featured instruments include Nigerian... Read more
Monday, July 17
6:00pm - 7:00pm
Join us as Sciencetellers make things fly, spin, move, and soar while telling you a series of stories that will energize your summer!  Throw on your lab coat and get ready to experience the science of power and energy by telling stories using several exciting, hands-on experiments that will have... Read more
Monday, July 24
6:00pm - 7:00pm
From lizard lounges to millipede mansions, learn about a variety of different shelters animals build and use.  You will begin to understand the many ways in which they are similar to as well as different than our own homes. Event will move to Oakes Ames Memorial Hall in case of rain.
Monday, July 31
6:00pm - 7:00pm
Whoosh! In the blink of an eye, a drab monk becomes a colorful court jester! He's light on his feet as he dazzles with his stunts and gets you howling at his gags. Alexander, King of Jesters, is ready to delight and amazing you! Event will move to Oakes Ames Memorial Hall in case of rain.
Monday, August 07
6:00pm - 7:00pm
Vic and Sticks is a husband and wife team bringing songs from the comic side of life! With Vicki on vocals, harmonica, and kazoo and Rick on antique washboard and suitcase percussion, their unique songs are performed with a vintage recycled rhythm beat! This fast paced show encourages audience... Read more
Monday, August 14
6:00pm - 7:00pm
Big Ryan has been telling stories now for 11 years! His program features original stories, puppet play, a bit of music and movement, and a whole lot of fun! Event will move to Oakes Ames Memorial Hall in case of rain.
Monday, August 21
6:00pm - 7:00pm
The Toe Jam Puppet Band is back again to help us end the summer on a high note! Their variety show features interactive songs, stories and puppets, a barn dance, flying laundry, and a car wash song where the kids get sprayed with water! Event will move to Oakes Ames Memorial Hall in case of rain.
Monday, August 28
6:00pm - 7:00pm
For everyone who has ever wondered what a special vehicle looks like close-up, the library is presenting Touch a Truck! Several vehicles from the Town of Easton, the Easton Fire Department, and the Easton Police will be parked at the library so you can see all of the details, hear what they sound... Read more

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