Ames Free Library

"Where the Community Connects"

LIBRARY OPEN FOR HOLDS PICKUP, QUICK BROWSING, AND COMPUTER USE!

Current hours: Monday - Wednesday & Friday - Saturday, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Thursday 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.

  • Visits are limited to a maximum of 45 minutes per person.
  • Total occupancy in the building is limited to 10 visitors at any given time, so short waits outside may be necessary.
  • Please go here for more information on what services are currently available.
  • Email us at info@amesfreelibrary.org, or call 508-238-2000.
  • Check out our list of online programs here!

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  • An overabundance of caution continues to be the order of the day as the Library continues to expand services. ...
  • Longing for a St. Patrick’s Day party this year? No need to leave your cozy home - join the Ames Free Library for a rollicking new Irish Pub Online!   On Saturday, March 13, 2021...
  • Back by popular demand, the Ames Free Library is once again fundraising with Dutch Mill Bulbs to bring you beautiful Spring and Summer flowers! They are a lovely sign of things to...
  • Will you be our Valentine? This year's Love Letters for the Library has gone virtual! To show the Ames Free Library some love this year,...
  • Now through March 15! For more information, visit our event page.
  • February 2021 is Hoopla Bonus Borrows month! Choose from over 600 titles that you can borrow in addition to your 4 monthly borrows! Just browse your preferred format, and then...

What's New

Posted on Thu, 03/26/2020 - 9:53am by kkazlauskas
"Ideas worth spreading" is the motto of TED Talks, an ongoing series of brief but riveting videos from experts around the globe.   Given that the spread of worthy ideas is so much more to be desired...
Category: Daily Distractions
Posted on Tue, 03/31/2020 - 1:21pm by kkazlauskas
Wild Card Wednesdays is where you'll find random fun things to learn and see! All of these ideas are curated and brought to you by Alyisha Wasilewski (a.k.a Miss Alyisha)!   Wild Card Wednesdays,...
Category: Daily Distractions
Posted on Tue, 03/31/2020 - 12:53pm by kkazlauskas
Welcome to “Travel Tuesdays,” a resource for those whose plans have been deferred and a distraction for people who enjoy armchair travel.  Each week we’ll suggest a virtual destination for you to...
Category: Daily Distractions
Posted on Tue, 03/31/2020 - 12:59pm by kkazlauskas
Need to de-stress? We've got weekly suggestions to help you unwind.  All of these ideas are curated and brought to you by Megan Tully!   Friday, February 19, 2021 This week’s suggested resource is:...
Category: Daily Distractions
Posted on Tue, 03/31/2020 - 12:47pm by kkazlauskas
Welcome to Musical Mondays, a weekly blog where we share musical resources you can access from home. All of these ideas are curated and brought to you by Lily Goldstein! Musical Mondays, January 25...
Category: Daily Distractions
Posted on Tue, 12/08/2020 - 12:31pm by idunbar
Pajama storytime is fun for the whole family! We'll share books, rhymes, & songs to help wind down your evening. This storytime is designed to engage children of various ages. Pajamas are...
Category: Story Times Online
Posted on Tue, 12/01/2020 - 11:04am by kkazlauskas
Listen to Miss Jess share Hanukkah and Christmas books during these holiday storytimes! These prerecorded storytimes can be viewed at your convenience, December 1 - 31, 2020! To see ALL of our...
Category: Youth Services, Category: Kids, Category: Story Times Online
Posted on Tue, 09/29/2020 - 11:36am by kkazlauskas
Starting Friday, October 2, 2020, tune in for Miss Alyisha's gently creepy Fall storytimes! These storytimes are perfect for preschool and early elementary-aged children. Check here each week in...
Category: Story Times Online
Posted on Thu, 04/16/2020 - 4:05pm by idunbar
Family Storytime is LIVE on Zoom starting in November 2020! (And in case you missed them, you can also catch Miss Alyisha's special October storytimes, S'More Stories.) You'll find all of our...
Category: Story Times Online
Posted on Thu, 04/16/2020 - 5:06pm by idunbar
Babytime is LIVE on Zoom starting in November 2020! (And in case you missed them, you can also catch Miss Alyisha's special October storytimes, S'More Stories.) You'll find all of our storytimes on...
Category: Story Times Online
Mon, Mar 01
10:00am - 5:00pm
Every spring, schools and libraries celebrate Read Across America on March 2 - Dr. Seuss' birthday! Pop in anytime this... Read More
Mon, Mar 01
10:30am - 11:30am
Qigong is an ancient Chinese health care system benefiting the body and mind, similar to Tai Chi. It integrates slow... Read More
Tue, Mar 02
10:30am - 11:00am
Wiggle Worms is now live! Best for mobile toddlers, Wiggle Worms features songs, rhymes, and a story or two to keep... Read More
Wed, Mar 03
10:30am - 11:30am
Qigong is an ancient Chinese health care system benefiting the body and mind, similar to Tai Chi. It integrates slow... Read More
Wed, Mar 03
10:30am - 11:00am
We're back, babies! Babytime is storytime for littles - and their grownups. Best for infants and prewalkers, Babytime... Read More
Thu, Mar 04
10:30am - 11:00am
Fun for all ages is now LIVE at Family Storytime! Zoom in for a storytime perfect for preschoolers, but fun for the... Read More
Posted on Mon, 02/01/2021 - 2:34pm by jblock
Have you been in to the library lately? We're open, and even though the Teen Den isn't open for browsing, we're still curating a great collection for you. Check out what's new below, then place a...
Category: Youth Services, Category: Teen
Posted on Tue, 12/01/2020 - 11:04am by kkazlauskas
Listen to Miss Jess share Hanukkah and Christmas books during these holiday storytimes! These prerecorded storytimes can be viewed at your convenience, December 1 - 31, 2020! To see ALL of our...
Category: Youth Services, Category: Kids, Category: Story Times Online
Posted on Fri, 11/20/2020 - 12:29pm by kkazlauskas
Welcome to Miss Jess Suggests! In each episode of this series, Head of Youth Services Jessica Block recommends great books for you to try (plus some bonus titles!). Different episodes will focus on...
Category: Youth Services, Category: Kids
Posted on Fri, 11/20/2020 - 10:00am by jblock
Take your remote schooling to a whole new level! AFL has a new database to support your academics.  Brainfuse HelpNow offers on-demand, personalized tutoring for K-12 students and adult learners. Log...
Category: Youth Services, Category: Kids, Category: Teen
Posted on Fri, 11/13/2020 - 10:45am by jblock
November is flying by, but there’s still fun to be had from Youth Services! Zoom storytimes with Miss Jess continue weekly through November. No advance registration is required. All storytimes start...
Category: Youth Services, Category: Kids
Posted on Fri, 02/12/2021 - 4:41pm by kkazlauskas
Tina Kanter, Sommelier of Happy Being Clean, presents this virtual wine Master Class! We will learn more about the amazing, delicious world of sparkling wines, including what makes them all so...
Category: AFL Videos
Posted on Fri, 02/12/2021 - 4:37pm by kkazlauskas
This entry in our Master Class series is a book reading with author and Stonehill College adjunct professor, Kerri Mullen. Ms. Mullen, a former resident of Easton, recently published a children's...
Category: AFL Videos
Posted on Fri, 02/05/2021 - 3:23pm by idunbar
School and business closings, social distancing, no vaccine, and the biggest impact felt by the poorest citizens? Sound familiar? It's America in 1918 as the country confronts the Spanish Influenza...
Category: AFL Videos
Posted on Fri, 02/05/2021 - 3:16pm by idunbar
Debra Britt tells the history of the National Black Doll Museum, a rare non-profit institution established in 2004. As one of the founders of this one-of-a-kind institution, she presents and...
Category: AFL Videos
Posted on Fri, 02/05/2021 - 3:12pm by idunbar
Easton's very own Nora Yousif walks us through our rapidly changing and turbulent financial landscape to understand social security and medicare.  Originally presented on September 24. 2020.
Category: AFL Videos