Ames Free Library

"Where the Community Connects"


Current hours: Monday - Wednesday & Friday - Saturday, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Thursday 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.

  • Visits are limited to a maximum of 45 minutes per person.
  • Total occupancy in the building is limited to 10 visitors at any given time, so short waits outside may be necessary.
  • Please go here for more information on what services are currently available.
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  • Check out our list of online programs here!

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, September 12th. 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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