Ames Free Library

"Where the Community Connects"

LIBRARY CLOSED TO PUBLIC & STAFF THROUGH MAY 4, 2020 - Please check back for updates

 

The Town of Easton and Easton Select Board have declared a State of Emergency in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. On Monday, March 23, the Governor of Massachusetts issued an order for non-essential businesses to close their physical buildings to workers and the public, while encouraging those businesses to operate remotely. Given that proactive flattening of the contagion will serve Easton in the long run:

 

  • The Ames Free Library and Queset House will be closed to the public and to staff through May 4, 2020.
  • All public programming and private group meetings at the Library and Queset House are suspended until further notice.
  • "Holds pickup" window is now closed, based on the direct recommendation of the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners (MBLC).
  • Please do not return any materials while the Library remains closed.  Library items will not be due until June 4. There will be no late fines accruing during the period the Library remains closed.
  • As always, a range of online resources are available here on the website, 24/7, including our online reference services and brand-new, online Storytimes!  You may also register for a library card online. Library staff are continuing to work hard on increasing innovative online programs, so keep checking back for updates.

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.

 

Downloads

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

 

LibraryReads

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!