Ames Free Library

"Where the Community Connects"

AFL Readers' Corner

Need some ideas of what to read next? We've got a whole bunch for you to try!

Once you've found your top picks, you may search for and place your holds one of three ways:

  • Using your mobile device (smart phone or tablet), you can download the SAILS app
  • Using your browser on your computer, you can visit the SAILS catalog
  • You may also call us at 508-238-2000, ext. 2!


Ames Free Library Blog

Our blog posts have some handy recommendations from Ames Free Library staff and patrons.


Ames Free Library Book Clubs

Don't feel like picking a book yourself? Enjoy some good discussion with your neighbors! You don't even need to order a book to participate, since we set aside a select number for our members.


Award Winners

Looking for some quality book recommendations? Browse these award-winning books of all genres for adults, young adults, and children.



Try these free services to access our digital collection of eBooks, audiobooks, magazines, music, movies, TV shows and comics!



The top ten books published this month that librarians across the country love.


New York Times Best Sellers

Authoritatively ranked lists of books sold in the United States, sorted by format and genre.


NoveList Plus

Gives you personalized book suggestions for every reader.


Readers' Advisory Form

For personalized reading recommendations from our librarians, fill out this form!