Ames Free Library

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LIBRARY CLOSED TO PUBLIC & STAFF THROUGH APRIL 7, 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 April 7, 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. All items are now due April 15, and 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.

Ames Free Library Podcasting Studio

Welcome to the Ames Free Library Podcasting Studio!  Everything you need to start a basic podcast is ready here for you, on the second floor of Queset House.  To access the Podcasting Studio, you will need to reserve time HERE. If you would like some one-on-one guidance with using the equipment and software, you can reserve a time each Saturday to meet with Burt Lewis HERE.

Before creating your podcast, planning is essential! Check out The Podcast Host’s “How to Start a Podcast” to generate some ideas.

We invite you to bring your own equipment to the Recording Studio to customize your experience. Lastly, please be sure to bring your own flash drive so that you may save your recordings and bring them home with you!

Ready to start podcasting?