Ames Free Library

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You may contact us through chat Monday - Friday, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., or email us at info@amesfreelibrary.org. Check out our list of online programs here!

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  • Beginning Wednesday, May 27, there will be limited curbside pick-up of library materials from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m., until Friday this week. Please note that the...
  • The Town of Easton and Easton Select Board have declared a State of Emergency in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. On Tuesday, April 28, the Governor of Massachusetts extended an...
  • The Ames Free Library and Hockomock Film Festival in Easton, Massachusetts, invite you to enter our Three-Minute Film Contest, a benefit for the Ames Free Library!   This contest...
  • 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...

What's New

Posted on Tue, 03/31/2020 - 12:59pm by kkazlauskas
Need to de-stress? We've got weekly suggestions to help you unwind.  All of these ideas are curated and brought to you by Megan Tully! Stress-Free Fridays, May 29, 2020 This week’s suggested...
Category: Daily Distractions
Posted on Thu, 03/26/2020 - 9:53am by kkazlauskas
"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 spread of worthy ideas is so much more to be desired...
Category: Daily Distractions
Posted on Tue, 03/31/2020 - 1:21pm by kkazlauskas
Wild Card Wednesdays is where you'll find random fun things to learn and see! All of these ideas are curated and brought to you by Alyisha Wasilewski (a.k.a Miss Alyisha)!   Wild Card Wednesdays,...
Category: Daily Distractions
Posted on Tue, 03/31/2020 - 12:53pm by kkazlauskas
Welcome to “Travel Tuesdays,” a resource for those whose plans have been deferred and a distraction for people who enjoy armchair travel.  Each week we’ll suggest a virtual destination for you to...
Category: Daily Distractions
Posted on Tue, 03/31/2020 - 12:47pm by kkazlauskas
Welcome to Musical Mondays, a weekly blog where we share musical resources you can access from home. All of these ideas are curated and brought to you by Lily Goldstein! Musical Mondays, May 18,...
Category: Daily Distractions
Posted on Sat, 05/16/2020 - 10:00am by kkazlauskas
Currently Watching: Escape to the Country Watcher: Alyisha W. Image retrieved from: https://www.amazon.com/Escape-to-the-Country/dp/B07FTTQQKJ   I was scrolling through my Facebook feed the other...
Category: Staff Picks
Posted on Sat, 05/09/2020 - 10:00am by kkazlauskas
  Finances can be a difficult topic right now, but there are many areas of positive news for us to find. Here in this series of blog posts, Mary Silva will share some links and information that show...
Category: Staff Picks
Posted on Sat, 05/09/2020 - 10:00am by kkazlauskas
Book Review: Followers by Megan Angelo Reviewer: Alyisha W.  Cover design by Tosello, J.R.. Art design by Craig, E. (2020). Image retrieved from: https://www.refinery29....
Category: Staff Picks
Posted on Sat, 04/25/2020 - 6:30pm by mtully
Still waiting for that OverDrive hold to be ready for you? Are you looking for a book that you can start reading right now? It's time to give Hoopla a try!   Hoopla offers ebooks and audiobooks -...
Category: Staff Picks
Posted on Tue, 04/28/2020 - 10:58am by idunbar
In this regular series of posts, Jimmy Pires gives you the latest information on both online and console-based games! What We're Playing, May 5, 2020 You wake up in an unfamiliar place. You look...
Category: Staff Picks
Posted on Wed, 05/20/2020 - 10:30am by jblock
Being a teenager is tough! Balancing all the things in your life can be stressful, but you are not alone. Many teens have the same questions, problems or concerns that you do. So if you feel like you...
Category: Youth Services, Category: Teen
Posted on Tue, 05/19/2020 - 10:30am by jblock
It can be hard to see how you might introduce your baby or toddler to writing. The fine motor skills required are well beyond their grasp (pun intended)! However, the underlying knowledge behind...
Category: Youth Services, Category: Kids
Posted on Mon, 05/18/2020 - 10:00am by jblock
Although we all have new routines now, things are still so different from “normal” that it’s good to slow down and have some quiet time once in a while. Coloring might be just the ticket! You don’t...
Category: Youth Services, Category: Kids
Posted on Fri, 05/15/2020 - 10:00am by jblock
Letter writing has become a bit of a revived craft over these past months as people are looking for creative ways to connect with loved ones near and far. It’s also a great practice for kids learning...
Category: Youth Services, Category: Kids
Posted on Wed, 05/13/2020 - 11:00am by jblock
Suzanne Collins (born August 10, 1962, Hartford, Connecticut, U.S.), is an American author and screenwriter, best known for the immensely popular The Hunger Games trilogy. A film adaptation of The...
Category: Youth Services, Category: Teen
Posted on Thu, 04/02/2020 - 12:43pm by idunbar
  Author Ian Kahanowitz as he speaks about his recently published book: Baseball Gods in Scandal: Ty Cobb, Tris Speaker, and The Dutch Leonard Affair. "An absorbing tale that's part detective story...
Category: AFL Videos
Posted on Thu, 04/02/2020 - 11:33am by idunbar
Randy Ross is a Somerville-based writer, lecturer, and performer. His comedic novel, "God Bless Cambodia," was published in 2017 by The Permanent Press. His one-man show "The Chronic Single's...
Category: AFL Videos
Posted on Thu, 04/02/2020 - 11:14am by idunbar
After 28 years of wedded bliss, John Reilly really needed something special to commemorate his wife Carol’s 55th birthday. But what hadn’t he done for her before? This loving husband will describe...
Category: AFL Videos