Ames Free Library

"Where the Community Connects"

On Monday, June 14, the Library will be closing early at 4 p.m. 

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  • Summer reading is here! Starting Saturday, June 19, kids, teens, and adults can join this year's program and be eligible for some great prizes! Track all your...
  • We are thrilled to announce that Mary Silva, Ames Free Library Circulation Supervisor, has been selected as the winner of the Massachusetts Library Association (MLA) 2021...
  • Looking for a new and exciting way to connect with nature at the Sheep Pasture property? Girl Scout Gold Award candidate Reilly Clark of Girl Scout Troop 65049 has developed four...
  • Are you (or someone you know) unemployed? If you are looking for work and need a home Internet connection, computer, or computer skills training, register with ...
  • If you have questions about COVID-19 current practices, vaccinations, or news, we’ve gathered some useful links for you to use! Visit our...
  • Where virtual exploration = reading inspiration! Visit our Virtual Reading Rooms page here!

What's New

Mon, Jun 14
10:00am - 4:00pm
Each month we will provide a new craft kit for you to take home & create art with your child. In June, pick up a... Read More
Mon, Jun 14
10:30am - 11:30am
Qigong is an ancient Chinese health care system benefiting the body and mind, similar to Tai Chi. It integrates slow... Read More
Mon, Jun 14
3:00pm - 4:30pm
The Zoom Writing Group is a friendly group of new and experienced adult writers, all genres. We meet twice a month (the... Read More
Mon, Jun 14
4:00pm - 5:00pm
The Library will be closing early at 4 p.m. on Monday, June 14 and will reopen for its regular hours tomorrow, Tuesday... Read More
Wed, Jun 16
10:30am - 11:30am
Qigong is an ancient Chinese health care system benefiting the body and mind, similar to Tai Chi. It integrates slow... Read More
Wed, Jun 16
4:00pm - 5:00pm
Are you between the ages of 12 and 18? Do you want to have a say in what happens at YOUR library?   If... Read More
Tuesday, June 08
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...
Monday, June 07
Ever been curious what your neighbors are reading or watching? Here are just some of their suggestions! As we receive more recommendations, we'll post them here on the AFL Blog. If you would like to...
Tuesday, May 25
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...
Tuesday, May 11
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...
Monday, May 10
Ever been curious what your neighbors are reading or watching? Here are just some of their suggestions! As we receive more recommendations, we'll post them here on the AFL Blog. If you would like to...
Tuesday, June 01
Perfect On Paper by Sophie Gonzales Seventeen-year-old Darcy Phillips, a bisexual girl who gives anonymous love advice to her classmates, is hired by the "hot" guy at school to help him get his ex...
Saturday, May 29
This past week, we lost two Children's Book greats: Eric Carle (The Very Hungry Caterpillar) & Lois Ehlert (Chicka Chicka Boom Boom). Both were prolific authors & illustrators whose work will...
Saturday, May 22
CALLING ALL TEENS 13 - 18 YEARS OLD! The 2021 Teen Summer Reading program will run for 10 weeks, beginning Saturday, June 19th and ending Saturday, August 28th. Participation and tracking will take...
Wednesday, April 28
You may have read that AFL is observing Screen-Free Week, but what does that mean for you?  Screen-Free Week is an annual event during the first week of May that encourages families to find...
Thursday, April 15
Spring is in the air! New buds on the trees, new flowers in the yard... new teen books in the library!   The Cost of Knowing by Brittney Morris  Sixteen-year-old Alex Rufus's curse of seeing the...
Posted on Thu, 05/13/2021 - 1:18pm by kkazlauskas
Tina Kanter, Sommelier of Happy Being Clean, features Rosés from regions across the globe. This information-packed Master Class will include how to understand Rosé, as well as its regionality, and...
Category: AFL Videos
Posted on Thu, 03/18/2021 - 2:22pm by idunbar
Sylvia True talks about her second novel, Where Madness Lies, a story about hope and redemption, about what we pass on, both genetically and culturally. It is about the high price of repression, and...
Category: AFL Videos
Posted on Fri, 02/12/2021 - 4:41pm by kkazlauskas
Tina Kanter, Sommelier of Happy Being Clean, presents this virtual wine Master Class! We will learn more about the amazing, delicious world of sparkling wines, including what makes them all so...
Category: AFL Videos
Posted on Fri, 02/12/2021 - 4:37pm by kkazlauskas
This entry in our Master Class series is a book reading with author and Stonehill College adjunct professor, Kerri Mullen. Ms. Mullen, a former resident of Easton, recently published a children's...
Category: AFL Videos
Posted on Fri, 02/05/2021 - 3:23pm by idunbar
School and business closings, social distancing, no vaccine, and the biggest impact felt by the poorest citizens? Sound familiar? It's America in 1918 as the country confronts the Spanish Influenza...
Category: AFL Videos