Ames Free Library

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Join the Hunt!

I spy with my little eye…something totally fun!

Did you know that the Children’s Room now offers themed Scavenger Hunts? You can find them in-room during the last week of every month. Decode a riddle by hunting for images posted around the room. If you need a helpful hint, ask the librarian for a clue! When you solve the puzzle, turn in your sheet for a small prize.

So far, we’ve asked:


A Glimpse of Nature -- What is It? #6

The leaves have fallen; the views are great.  Now’s the time when hidden treasures are revealed.  Here are two specimens from the library’s property that were, until recently, concealed by all that foliage!  I spotted them both on Monday.  Your job is to identify them.  Email your “What Is It!” responses to A Glimpse of Nature and check back next week for the answers.

Literary Holiday Tree at Queset House

Celebrate your creativity & love of books! We invite patrons of all ages to make a literary ornament of a favorite book, holiday classic, or any other creative literary design. Use wood, paint, 3D printing, clay, paper, wood, fabric, beads, yarn, origami, or whatever your whimsy desires!

Come hang your ornament right on the tree at Queset House, or drop it off at the Main Library between December 1 and December 22.


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