Ames Free Library

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A Glimpse of Nature -- Frogs

Did you guess correctly?  Frogs were the focus of last week’s “What Is It!” game.

These gelatinous eggs contain wood frog embryos.  While wood frogs may not be as well known as bullfrogs or green frogs, they are a delight to observe in the late-winter/early-spring woods.  Listen for their duck-like quacks during March, when the frogs congregate at woodland pools to lay and fertilize eggs.  They are especially noticeable on mild, rainy nights.

SAILS Catalog Update: April 17 - April 21

The library catalog is getting an update! From April 17 - April 21, some behind the scenes magic will take place to improve the functionality and display of the library’s catalog.

During the update, some catalog functions you’re used to will not be available. Check out the lists below and be sure to keep an eye on our website and Facebook page for more information from April 17 - April 21.

Storytime Survey Results

The results of our recent Storytime Survey, meant to determine where storytime attendees would like Wiggleworms, Babytime, and Family Storytime to be held in the spring and summer, are in! Your voices came through loud and clear! Over 90% of attendees selected our outside garden space as the preferred location, citing sunshine, fresh air, and room to breathe as primary motivating factors. While we love our cozy window nook, we’re excited to greet a new season with open arms!


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