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  • It's that time again for showing appreciation for all the wonderful things that enrich our lives -- for example, the Ames Free Library!  On the eve of it's 135th birthday, this...
  • New Service! Ames Free Library now offers Hoopla: a digital service that lets Ames Free Library cardholders borrow up to three items each month. Movies, TV shows, ebooks,...
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  • Are you looking for help checking out e-Books from the library? Do you have some questions about how to use your computer or set up an email address? Or maybe you are doing some...
  • Speak One on One with an Expert The Ames Free Library is excited to bring to you resident experts! These are members of our community that are knowledgeable in something special...

Upcoming Events

Tue, Jan 16
10:30am - 12:30pm
Do you have a bunch of photo slides that need to be brought into the 21st century or negatives that you never got... Read More
Tue, Jan 16
3:00pm - 4:00pm
Have you previously sewn on a sewing machine but find yourself without one? Not to worry the Ames Free Library has a... Read More
Tue, Jan 16
5:00pm - 7:00pm
We are a small group who meets informally each week to craft. Although originally beaders, we now work with different... Read More
Wed, Jan 17
10:30am - 1:00pm
Dana is available each Wednesday & Thursday morning at the Queset House to help you better navigate this digital... Read More
Wed, Jan 17
3:00pm - 4:00pm
Are you hesitant to jump into the world of online bill paying or banking?  Do you keep putting off setting up your 401k... Read More
Wed, Jan 17
5:30pm - 7:30pm
On the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month, come spend a couple of hours with like-minded stitchers and work on your... Read More
Tue, Jan 16
10:30am - 11:00am
Best for mobile toddlers, Wiggle Worms is a fast-paced storytime with songs, rhymes, and stories to keep them occupied... Read More
Tue, Jan 16
1:00pm - 2:00pm
No school? No problem!  Come play READO (our book version of Bingo!) in the Children's Room. Open to... Read More
Wed, Jan 17
10:30am - 11:00am
Babytime is storytime for littles! This group is best for pre-walkers from 0 to 2 years old. Caregivers and babies will... Read More
Thu, Jan 18
10:30am - 11:00am
Alternating between stories, songs, and rhymes, Songs and Stories is perfect for children about age 2 to 5 working on... Read More
Mon, Jan 22
10:30am - 11:00am
Alternating between stories, songs, and rhymes, Songs and Stories is perfect for children about age 2 to 5 working on... Read More
Tue, Jan 23
10:30am - 11:00am
Best for mobile toddlers, Wiggle Worms is a fast-paced storytime with songs, rhymes, and stories to keep them occupied... Read More
Tue, Jan 16
3:00pm - 4:00pm
The Queset Writing Group is open to teenagers 13 and up who are interested in creative writing. Bring your work in... Read More
Tue, Jan 16
3:00pm - 4:00pm
Have you previously sewn on a sewing machine but find yourself without one? Not to worry the Ames Free Library has a... Read More
Wed, Jan 17
10:30am - 1:00pm
Dana is available each Wednesday & Thursday morning at the Queset House to help you better navigate this digital... Read More
Thu, Jan 18
10:30am - 1:00pm
Dana is available each Wednesday & Thursday morning at the Queset House to help you better navigate this digital... Read More
Fri, Jan 19
3:00pm - 4:00pm
Are you between the ages of 13 and 18? Do you want to have a say in what happens at YOUR library?  If... Read More
Sat, Jan 20
1:00pm - 4:30pm
Play PS3, X-Box 360, WiiU, board games, or bring your own Magic the Gathering cards!    Every other Saturday, join in... Read More
Tue, Jan 16
1:00pm - 2:00pm
No school? No problem!  Come play READO (our book version of Bingo!) in the Children's Room. Open to... Read More
Mon, Feb 19
10:00am - 8:00pm
The Ames Free Library will be closed in observance of Presidents Day.
Tue, Feb 20
6:30pm - 7:30pm
The Ames Free Library is delighted to host our Artist-In-Residence at MINDFUL... Read More
Mon, Apr 16
10:00am - 8:00pm
In celebration of the Patriot's Day holiday, the Ames Free Library will be closed.
Wed, Apr 18
6:30pm - 7:30pm
The Ames Free Library is delighted to host our Artist-In-Residence at MINDFUL: a... Read More
Mon, May 28
10:00am - 8:00pm
The Ames Free Library will be closed in observance of Memorial Day.