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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 Happening

Wed, Jun 23
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 23
10:30am - 11:00am
Babytime is storytime for littles - and their grownups! Best for infants and prewalkers, Babytime is full of songs,... Read More
Wed, Jun 23
4:00pm - 5:00pm
Pop in on Zoom for some book recommendations! Miss Courtney will share a selection of books from your OA Summer Reading... Read More
Thu, Jun 24
10:30am - 11:00am
Family Storytime is perfect for preschoolers but fun for the whole family! In the setting of our lovely Queset Garden... Read More
Thu, Jun 24
3:00pm - 4:00pm
"In this New York Times bestselling novel, a battle for justice pits partner against partner... Mary DiNunzio... Read More
Thu, Jun 24
7:00pm - 8:00pm
Part of our LIVE lineup this summer includes local band Urban Lunchmeat, back for two dates in the... Read More
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...
Wednesday, May 05
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...
Friday, April 30
  Confession: I’m a Millennial who’s addicted to her phone. I knew it would happen. I put up a good fight. I held on to my flip phone for as long as humanly possible. I held on for so long, in fact...
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...
Tuesday, April 27
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...