Ames Free Library

"Where the Community Connects"

LIBRARY OPEN FOR HOLDS PICKUP, QUICK BROWSING, AND COMPUTER USE!

Current hours: Monday - Wednesday & Friday - Saturday, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Thursday 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.

  • Visits are limited to a maximum of 45 minutes per person.
  • Total occupancy in the building is limited to 10 visitors at any given time, so short waits outside may be necessary.
  • Please go here for more information on what services are currently available.
  • Email us at info@amesfreelibrary.org, or call 508-238-2000.
  • Check out our list of online programs here!

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  • An overabundance of caution continues to be the order of the day as the Library continues to expand services. ...
  • The Ames Free Library is fundraising with Dutch Mill Bulbs to bring you beautiful spring bulbs! They are a lovely sign of things to come. For details, visit our ...
  • Hopefully you never experience what is now commonly called “food insecurity.” But there are many unforeseen reasons why it can happen, and – with no judgement – your neighbors at...
  • We've gathered four different resources that will help you sharpen your career skills! Visit our Career Help...
  • As librarians, we are here to help! This resource gives you direct access to 30 different "Tough Topics" in our catalog. All searches are tailored, and all results are...

What's New

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, September...
Category: Daily Distractions
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!   Friday, September 11, 2020 This week’s suggested resource is...
Category: Daily Distractions
Posted on Sat, 07/25/2020 - 10:00am by kkazlauskas
Currently Baking: Banana Bread from Flour: Spectacular Recipes from Boston’s Flour Bakery + Cafe  by Joanne Chang with Christie Matheson; photographs by Keller + Keller Reader/Baker: Lily Goldstein,...
Category: Staff Picks
Posted on Sat, 06/06/2020 - 10:00am by kkazlauskas
Currently Reading: The Splendid and the Vile by Erik Larson Reader: Uma Hiremath Image retrieved from Amazon.com   Genre: Adult Non-Fiction Format: Large Print Book Bibliographic Citation: Larson,...
Category: Staff Picks
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 Fri, 08/21/2020 - 10:30am by jblock
Did you miss our mug cake program this week? Did you participate, and want to make more? Mug cakes are so easy, kids can make them… but they’re also fun to do together! They’re quick to mix up, quick...
Category: Youth Services, Category: Kids
Posted on Wed, 08/19/2020 - 11:00am by jblock
“It’s so fluffy, I’m gonna die!!” Agnes from Despicable Me  You might find yourself saying the same thing when you check out these fun tactile crafts! Make some fluffy slime, or maybe some Rainbow...
Category: Youth Services, Category: Teen
Posted on Mon, 08/17/2020 - 10:30am by jblock
Join us for the FINALE of our summer Family Entertainment series on Zoom tonight, Monday, August 17, at 6:00 PM! The Toe Jam Puppet Band returns to help us end the summer on a high note! Their...
Category: Youth Services, Category: Kids
Posted on Fri, 08/14/2020 - 10:30am by jblock
We’ve been all about telling stories this summer – try “storytelling” with your family without words! Acting out charades is a fun way to communicate using your movement and motions. You probably...
Category: Youth Services, Category: Kids
Posted on Wed, 08/12/2020 - 10:45am by jblock
Sarah Dessen’s popular teen novels have won numerous awards and are continually popular! Some of her books have been among the ALA's "Best Fiction for Young Adults" selections, and she received ALA’...
Category: Youth Services, Category: Teen