Ames Free Library

"Where the Community Connects"

LIBRARY CLOSED TO PUBLIC & STAFF THROUGH APRIL 7, 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 April 7, 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.

Computer Tutoring

We offer free one-on-one sessions* for beginner-level instruction on computers/laptops, tablets, and mobile devices. We will also provide assistance with downloadable library resources such as Overdrive and Hoopla.

Computer Tutoring sessions are 1/2 hour each** and are by appointment only. Please click HERE to schedule a one-on-one session with one of our librarians or call 508-238-2000, extension 3.

*Sessions are subject to staff availability.

**Persons are limited to 4 tutoring sessions per calendar year.

For those interested in self-directed online learning, the Ames Free Library provides access to Lynda.com for all of our patrons. Simply log in using your library card HERE to begin. For online assistance learning how to use library services/resources such as checking out eBooks, try our Tutorials Page.