Ames Free Library

"Where the Community Connects"


Our service hours are Monday - Saturday, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Email us at or call 508-238-2000

Our phones are very busy! If you are having trouble reaching us via phone, send us an email or use the chat box on the left.


Appointment-based window pickups of reserved material and external book drop

Reservation-based, 45-minute computer, printer, and scanner use

Online programs, plus eBooks, audiobooks, and databases for all ages

Returns: Book drop (located near handicapped parking spaces) is now open for all returns - returned items will be quarantined for several days prior to check-in. Fines for materials due 3/1/2020 - 7/31/2020 are waived.

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2019 Adult Summer Reading Challenge

You may also download and print our Adult Summer Reading Challenge BINGO sheet from home using the attached file below!

The GRAND PRIZE Summer Reading Prize Bag includes:

  • 14"W x 18"H Denim Blue Library Card Tote Bag (cotton canvas with inner pocket)
  • Set of four Library Coasters (yellow. green, vintage red, blue) each measuring 3.75" square
  • 12 oz. Yellow Coated Ceramic Library Card Dishwasher and Microwave-Safe Mug
  • 9"W x 6"H Library Card Cotton Canvas Natural Pouch with enclosed zipper
  • Library Card and Stamp Enamel Pins


Check out what your neighbors reviewed in past years of the Adult Summer Reading Challenge:

2018 Adult Summer Library Program Book Reviews

2017 Adult Summer Library Program Book Reviews

2016 Adult Summer Library Program Book Reviews