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.

TEENS: Virtual Escape Rooms for Teens

Are you up for a challenge? Every two weeks, starting Monday, June 29, we will be posting links to virtual escape rooms for teens. If you think you think you have what it takes to escape give it a try...we dare you!

June 29th - Hunger Games
July 13th - Stranger Things
July 27th - Star Wars: The Mandalorian 
August 10th - Harry Potter
August 24th - Six of Crows

If you’re taking part in our Summer Reading Program on READSquared, each virtual escape room you complete will give you a new badge! You just have to enter the code word given under your Missions tab. 

If you’re not participating in the Summer Reading Program yet, head over now and sign up!

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