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.

Ames Free Library Summer Reading Program for Teens 2019!


Welcome to the Ames Free Library Summer Reading Program for Teens! We've posted a list of your summer reading requirements from OAHS for you to start with.

Interested in winning some prizes too? Have a look at our Summer Reading Program details below...


WHAT WILL YOU WIN? Prizes include gift cards and passes from:




Drawings will take place on a weekly basis until the end of the Summer Reading Program. Plus, non-instant winning tickets still qualify for the "Second Chance Raffle Drawing" on Saturday, August 24 at 1 p.m.!

Want to get started with the Summer Reading Program?

  1. Visit the Library's Reference desk to be placed on your team and receive your BINGO card
  2. Check our Teen Events page for upcoming events that will help you get tickets
  3. Read, read READ and fill out the book titles on the tickets you can receive from the Reference desk. Then scratch to earn your prizes!

Good luck!


A big thank you to Hilliard'sHammer & Stain, Paperback JunctionAltitude Trampoline Park and Treetop Adventures for your gracious prize donations!