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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
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...
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...
Saturday, May 22
  Welcome to the Ames Free Library Summer Reading Program for Teens! We've posted a list of your summer reading requirements from OAHS for you to start with. Interested in winning some prizes too? ...
Thursday, May 13
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...
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...