Ames Free Library

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You may contact us through chat Monday - Friday, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., or email us at info@amesfreelibrary.org. Check out our list of online programs here!

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  • Beginning Wednesday, May 27, there will be limited curbside pick-up of library materials from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m., until Friday this week. Please note that the...
  • The Town of Easton and Easton Select Board have declared a State of Emergency in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. On Tuesday, April 28, the Governor of Massachusetts extended an...
  • The Ames Free Library and Hockomock Film Festival in Easton, Massachusetts, invite you to enter our Three-Minute Film Contest, a benefit for the Ames Free Library!   This contest...
  • We know you all are missing Storytime with Miss Jess right about now, so we're getting creative: we're now offering Storytimes ...
  • Can't get to the Library? No problem! You can access everything you need from home: Renew items...
  • Prevention Recommendations: Wash your hands often with soap and warm water for at least 20 seconds. Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth. Clean things that are frequently...

What's New

Posted on Tue, 03/31/2020 - 12:59pm by kkazlauskas
Need to de-stress? We've got weekly suggestions to help you unwind.  All of these ideas are curated and brought to you by Megan Tully! Stress-Free Fridays, May 29, 2020 This week’s suggested...
Category: Daily Distractions
Posted on Thu, 03/26/2020 - 9:53am by kkazlauskas
"Ideas worth spreading" is the motto of TED Talks, an ongoing series of brief but riveting videos from experts around the globe.   Given that the spread of worthy ideas is so much more to be desired...
Category: Daily Distractions
Posted on Tue, 03/31/2020 - 1:21pm by kkazlauskas
Wild Card Wednesdays is where you'll find random fun things to learn and see! All of these ideas are curated and brought to you by Alyisha Wasilewski (a.k.a Miss Alyisha)!   Wild Card Wednesdays,...
Category: Daily Distractions
Posted on Tue, 03/31/2020 - 12:53pm by kkazlauskas
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...
Category: Daily Distractions
Posted on Tue, 03/31/2020 - 12:47pm by kkazlauskas
Welcome to Musical Mondays, a weekly blog where we share musical resources you can access from home. All of these ideas are curated and brought to you by Lily Goldstein! Musical Mondays, May 18,...
Category: Daily Distractions
Posted on Thu, 04/16/2020 - 4:47pm by idunbar
Alternating between stories, songs, and rhymes, Stories and Songs is perfect for children about age 3 to 5 working on their social skills, motor skills, and early literacy skills. The goal is to...
Category: Story Times Online
Posted on Thu, 04/16/2020 - 4:35pm by idunbar
Best for mobile toddlers, Wiggle Worms is a fast-paced storytime with songs, rhymes, and stories to keep them occupied! This a great way to engage busy bodies with early literacy and opportunities...
Category: Story Times Online
Posted on Thu, 04/16/2020 - 5:06pm by idunbar
Babytime is storytime for littles! This group is best for pre-walkers from 0 to 15 months old. Caregivers and babies will learn lap games, bounces, and rhymes which we'll repeat frequently, plus...
Category: Story Times Online
Posted on Thu, 04/16/2020 - 4:05pm by idunbar
Come one, come all! Family Storytime has stories for preschoolers, toddlers, and caregivers to enjoy together. You’ll also hear favorite songs and rhymes every week. This 30-minute storytime is great...
Category: Story Times Online
Posted on Mon, 05/04/2020 - 11:56am by jblock
If you’ve somehow missed it, here’s your reminder to check out our virtual storytimes! It’s been hard not being able to see our favorite smiling faces every week, but we’re trying to keep your kiddos...
Category: Youth Services, Category: Kids, Category: Story Times Online
Posted on Sat, 05/16/2020 - 10:00am by kkazlauskas
Currently Watching: Escape to the Country Watcher: Alyisha W. Image retrieved from: https://www.amazon.com/Escape-to-the-Country/dp/B07FTTQQKJ   I was scrolling through my Facebook feed the other...
Category: Staff Picks
Posted on Sat, 05/09/2020 - 10:00am by kkazlauskas
  Finances can be a difficult topic right now, but there are many areas of positive news for us to find. Here in this series of blog posts, Mary Silva will share some links and information that show...
Category: Staff Picks
Posted on Sat, 05/09/2020 - 10:00am by kkazlauskas
Book Review: Followers by Megan Angelo Reviewer: Alyisha W.  Cover design by Tosello, J.R.. Art design by Craig, E. (2020). Image retrieved from: https://www.refinery29....
Category: Staff Picks
Posted on Sat, 04/25/2020 - 6:30pm by mtully
Still waiting for that OverDrive hold to be ready for you? Are you looking for a book that you can start reading right now? It's time to give Hoopla a try!   Hoopla offers ebooks and audiobooks -...
Category: Staff Picks
Posted on Tue, 04/28/2020 - 10:58am by idunbar
In this regular series of posts, Jimmy Pires gives you the latest information on both online and console-based games! What We're Playing, May 5, 2020 You wake up in an unfamiliar place. You look...
Category: Staff Picks
Posted on Fri, 05/29/2020 - 10:30am by jblock
This month, our spotlight is on picture book author Todd Parr! Todd’s books are very simple and in many ways each book is alike – but all are completely irresistible! Todd uses bright two-dimensional...
Category: Youth Services, Category: Kids
Posted on Wed, 05/27/2020 - 10:45am by jblock
Need an escape from the real world? Check out these awesome YA Fantasy novels and travel to another world! Once & Future by Amy Rose Capetta & Cori McCarthy King Arthur as you've never...
Category: Youth Services, Category: Teen
Posted on Tue, 05/26/2020 - 10:30am by jblock
Here’s the great thing about babies, toddlers, and preschoolers, and playing - it’s what they do! There’s no learning curve involved on “how” to play; give a baby a toy, and they will feel it, turn...
Category: Youth Services, Category: Kids
Posted on Mon, 05/25/2020 - 10:00am by jblock
In case you missed it – we’re running a Spring Reading Challenge to get you through these last few weeks before our SUMMER programming starts! Soon you’ll be able to pick up books we’ve got here in...
Category: Youth Services, Category: Kids
Posted on Fri, 05/22/2020 - 10:45am by jblock
We’re living through a global pandemic – a situation which almost no one still living has experienced before. Many people are keeping “COVID Journals” to record their thoughts, feelings, challenges,...
Category: Youth Services, Category: Kids
Posted on Tue, 05/19/2020 - 10:05am by kkazlauskas
Welcome to the third episode in Ames Free Library's new video series, “Stepping Out.” These short, Library-produced nature videos will, we hope, enrich your outdoor experiences and increase your...
Category: AFL Videos
Posted on Fri, 04/17/2020 - 4:35pm by kkazlauskas
Welcome to the second episode in Ames Free Library's new video series, “Stepping Out.” These short, Library-produced nature videos will, we hope, enrich your outdoor experiences and increase your...
Category: AFL Videos
Posted on Fri, 04/03/2020 - 10:00am by idunbar
The Ames Free Library is introducing a new video series entitled, Stepping Out. These short, library-produced nature videos will, we hope, enrich your outdoor experiences and increase your...
Category: AFL Videos
Posted on Thu, 04/02/2020 - 12:54pm by idunbar
This entertaining concert will consist of a variety of songs including ballads, up tunes, patriotic songs and perhaps some sing-a-longs too!  NoteAble Blend is a women's barbershop chorus located in...
Category: AFL Videos
Posted on Thu, 04/02/2020 - 12:50pm by idunbar
a riveting evening with author Roberta Gately, who as a nurse and humanitarian aid worker, has worked in war zones and sensitive areas across the globe.   Her books, including  her latest, ...
Category: AFL Videos