Ames Free Library

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LIBRARY CLOSED TO PUBLIC & STAFF THROUGH MAY 4, 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 May 4, 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.


  • 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...
  • Good news, Hoopla fans! During these unprecedented times, we want to make sure you and your family have access to great entertainment while you're staying at home.   When you use...
  • We know you all are missing Storytime with Miss Jess right about now, so we're getting creative: we're now offering Storytimes ...
  • Can't get to the Library? No problem! You can access everything you need from home: Renew items...
  • Prevention Recommendations: Wash your hands often with soap and warm water for at least 20 seconds. Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth. Clean things that are frequently...

Upcoming Events

Wild Card Wednesdays Wild Card Wednesdays is where you'll find random fun things to learn and see! Wild Card Wednesdays, April 1, 2020 This week's... Read More
TED Talks Thursdays "Ideas worth spreading" is the motto of TED Talks, an ongoing series of brief but riveting videos from experts around the globe.   Given that the... Read More
Musical Mondays Welcome to Musical Mondays, a weekly blog where we share musical resources you can access from home. Musical Mondays, March 30, 2020... Read More
Travel Tuesdays Welcome to “Travel Tuesdays,” a resource for those whose plans have been deferred and a distraction for people who enjoy armchair travel.  Each week... Read More
Stress-Free Fridays Need to de-stress? We've got weekly suggestions to help you unwind.  Stress-Free Fridays, March 27, 2020   This week's suggested... Read More
TEENS: Spotlight on Romance! We all need a little getaway about now, so try escaping with a Romance! You can find these titles in our Teen Den – although for now you’ll have to check our the ebook editions! Click here to find information on accessing these titles as ebooks, or email for more book recommendations.   ... Read More
TEENS: Teen Book Cloud Looking for something to do while stuck inside? Need something to read? Check out Teen Book Cloud, an online database with ebooks, audio books, and even graphic novels! Including classics like Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, Little Women, Pride and Prejudice, and numerous Shakespeare plays. Thanks to Tumblebooks, our library has access to this... Read More
Early Literacy Activities: SING As we introduced last week, Early Literacy is what a child knows about reading or writing long before he or she can actually read or write. One part of this knowledge is simply hearing and learning spoken language. Singing is such an excellent way to share new words with babies, toddlers, and even preschoolers! One simple way to start is to take a familiar nursery song – or anything with a catchy tune – and put new words to it. Use it to... Read More
Featured Author: Kate Klise Our first featured author spotlight is on Kate Klise, AFL favorite and frequent visitor! Each summer, Ms. Klise visits Easton and stays in the library’s own Queset House. She offers writing workshops for all ages, and sometimes might even get a little of her own writing done during her stay! Ms. Klise writes for a wide variety of audiences, so if you haven’t experienced her books yet, there are so many choices for you to check... Read More
Spring Reading Challenge Missing the library about now? We are too! But you can keep reading – there are always old favorites to revisit, maybe new books at home you’ve never read, and, of course, ebooks through Hoopla, Overdrive, and Libby. We want to support your at-home reading and learning right now, so we’re starting a Spring Reading Challenge for kids! Similar to the Summer Reading Program, you’... Read More