Ames Free Library

"Where the Community Connects"

Home

  • There are so many ways to support your Ames Free Library on this Giving Tuesday! Make a...
  • Is your pile of holiday gifts already getting bigger? Our gift wrapping station returns to the Queset House this December!    
  • We Are Here to Help! 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...
  • Make a mini-clipboard to keep your holiday plans organized - or to get your new year resolutions in order!
  • Did you know that November is National Novel Writing Month? Known as NaNoWriMo, it began in 1999 as a challenge to write 50,000 words of a novel in thirty days. It’s now a...

What's Happening

Tue, Nov 29
1:00pm - 2:30pm
We are a group of fiber enthusiasts of all abilities who meet every Tuesday afternoon. Come when you can and with... Read More
Wed, Nov 30
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
Thu, Dec 01
1:00pm - 8:00pm
Is your pile of holiday gifts already getting bigger? Our gift wrapping station returns to the Queset House this... Read More
Thu, Dec 01
5:30pm - 6:30pm
Join the Queset House board games club and be board out of your mind! Roll dice, draw cards, take damage, and immerse... Read More
Fri, Dec 02
11:00am - 12:00pm
Have you always wanted to research your family tree? Did you have your DNA tested and want help understanding the... Read More
Sat, Dec 03
1:00pm - 5:00pm
The Friends of the Ames Free Library is a nonprofit organization integral to promoting and supporting Library... Read More
Thu, Dec 01
4:00pm - 5:00pm
Puqi Luo is a student at Oliver Ames High School. He is offering tutoring services in math through Algebra II for... Read More
Thu, Dec 01
5:30pm - 6:30pm
Join the Queset House board games club and be board out of your mind! Roll dice, draw cards, take damage, and immerse... Read More
Thu, Dec 08
4:00pm - 5:00pm
Puqi Luo is a student at Oliver Ames High School. He is offering tutoring services in math through Algebra II for... Read More
Tue, Dec 13
4:00pm - 5:00pm
Is there an amazing manga series you can’t stop talking about? Have you run out of comic books and you don’t know what... Read More
Thu, Dec 15
4:00pm - 5:00pm
Puqi Luo is a student at Oliver Ames High School. He is offering tutoring services in math through Algebra II for... Read More
Tue, Dec 20
3:30pm - 4:30pm
Teens - do you want to have a say in what happens at YOUR library? We're seeking members... Read More
Tue, Nov 29
10:30am - 11:00am
Best for mobile toddlers, Wiggleworms features songs, rhymes, and a story or two to keep little ones engaged. This... Read More
Wed, Nov 30
10:30am - 11:00am
Best for infants and prewalkers, Babytime is storytime for littles - and their grownups! This session is full of songs... Read More
Thu, Dec 01
10:30am - 11:00am
Family Storytime is perfect for preschoolers but fun for the whole family! Learn (or relearn!) favorite songs &... Read More
Thu, Dec 01
4:00pm - 5:00pm
Puqi Luo is a student at Oliver Ames High School. He is offering tutoring services in math through Algebra II for... Read More
Tue, Dec 06
10:30am - 11:00am
Best for mobile toddlers, Wiggleworms features songs, rhymes, and a story or two to keep little ones engaged. This... Read More
Wed, Dec 07
10:30am - 11:00am
Best for infants and prewalkers, Babytime is storytime for littles - and their grownups! This session is full of songs... Read More
Thu, Dec 01
1:00pm - 8:00pm
Is your pile of holiday gifts already getting bigger? Our gift wrapping station returns to the Queset House this... Read More
Sat, Dec 24
9:00am - 1:00pm
The Ames Free Library will be closing at 1:00 p.m. in observance of Christmas.
Mon, Dec 26
9:00pm - 8:00pm
The Ames Free Library will be closed on Monday, December 26th in observance of Christmas.
Thu, Dec 29
2:00pm - 3:00pm
Do you wanna build a snow…mobile? Each registered child will receive a large cardboard box to construct a vehicle.... Read More
Fri, Dec 30
11:00am - 12:00pm
5, 4, 3, 2, 1…Countdown with us at our Noon-Year’s Eve Eve Stuffie Storytime! Grab one lucky stuffed animal friend and... Read More
Fri, Dec 30
3:00pm - 4:00pm
Get ready for your best reading year yet! At this book-lovers’ art program, you’ll create an interactive reading... Read More
Saturday, November 26
One long-ago November, the library staff received a gift from two grateful patrons. This small, but sincere, token of appreciation grew in a four-inch pot. I put it on the windowsill for all to see...
Friday, November 25
Celebrate your creativity & love of books! We invite patrons of all ages to make a literary ornament of a favorite book, holiday classic, or any other creative literary design. Use wood, paint,...
Tuesday, November 22
Welcome to AFL Staff Stories! Every month we'll introduce you (or REintroduce you!) to a different member of the AFL Staff and tell you a little about their favorites. This month, meet one of AFL's...
Friday, November 18
Peak autumn color has passed, and leaves now carpet the ground.  Why not take a closer look while they are still intact, before snow and microbes work their recycling magic?  Now’s a great time to...
Saturday, November 12
Congratulations to Patricia and Debbie who correctly identified last week’s “What Is It!”  as witch hazel (American or common witch hazel, depending on whom you ask).   The flowering branch in my...