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 2020!


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...

CALLING ALL TEENS 13 - 18 YEARS OLD! The 2020 Teen Summer Reading program will run for 10 weeks, beginning Saturday, June 20th and ending Saturday, August 29th. Participation and tracking will take place on the library’s READsquared online platform (scroll down to see the Teen section).

You can earn badges, points and raffle tickets based on how much time you spend reading, how many books you finish, and even for writing a book review.

Earning Points:

Every book logged as read = 10 points

Every 60 minutes logged = 15 points

Every book review submitted = 50 points


Every 50 points = 1 virtual raffle entry

Every 2 weeks there will be a drawing for a $10 Amazon gift card.

A grand prize winner will be selected once the Summer Reading Program has officially ended, and they will receive a $50 Amazon gift card, a selection of books or DVDs based around the Imagine Your Story theme, and, of course, some candy!
Good luck!
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