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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. 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.

Your Neighbors Recommend...January 2020

Thu, 01/02/2020 - 3:36pm -- kkazlauskas

Ever been curious what your neighbors are reading? Here are just some of their suggestions! As we receive more book recommendations, we'll post them here on the AFL Blog.

For additional books that your neighbors loved, visit our "Your Neighbors Recommend..." book display in the adult fiction section at AFL!

The Word is Murder

by Anthony Horowitz

"A classic murder mystery where the author of the book is one of the characters. Great fun!"

Small Great Things

by Jodi Picoult

"The best book I've ever read :)"

A Rising Man

by Abir Mukherjee

"A murder mystery that takes place in India during the time of British rule."





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