Ames Free Library

"Where the Community Connects"

LIBRARY CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC

We are available by phone at 508-238-2000, Ext. 3, Monday - Saturday between 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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  • We are now offering curbside pick-up of library materials from 10:15 a.m. - 4:45 p.m., Monday through Saturday. We are available to schedule pick-ups of holds...
  • The Town of Easton and Easton Select Board have declared a State of Emergency in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Based on guidance from the Town and in accordance with the...
  • Click the links to join in the fun and watch our past performances! See our full event listing...
  • Now until August 29, kids, teens, and adults can Imagine Your Story! While we're all still social distancing, this year we're introducing the online READSquared program for all...
  • The Ames Free Library and Hockomock Film Festival recently announced the winners of our Three-Minute Film Contest! To watch the products of these creative Easton minds, visit our...
  • See the latest episode in The Ames Free Library's new video series, Stepping Out, hosted by our very own Lorraine Rubinacci!  While we're all social distancing, getting...

What's New

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, July 13,...
Category: Daily Distractions
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, July 10, 2020 This week’s suggested...
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, 06/06/2020 - 10:00am by kkazlauskas
Currently Reading: The Splendid and the Vile by Erik Larson Reader: Uma Hiremath Image retrieved from Amazon.com   Genre: Adult Non-Fiction Format: Large Print Book Bibliographic Citation: Larson,...
Category: Staff Picks
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 Wed, 07/15/2020 - 10:45am by jblock
If you like this book... ...you might like this one! Wilder Girls by Rory Power Also available on Overdrive Out of the Blue by Sophie Cameron The Lady’s Guide to Petticoats and Piracy by...
Category: Youth Services, Category: Teen
Posted on Tue, 07/14/2020 - 10:30am by jblock
Nursery rhymes are perfect little songs for encouraging language development. Although they aren’t always sung, nursery rhymes do have a rhythmic lilt, encouraging that sing-song cadence that helps...
Category: Youth Services, Category: Kids
Posted on Mon, 07/13/2020 - 8:32am by jblock
Every Tuesday, Youth Services hosts an interactive kids’ program on Zoom. We’re featuring STEM activities, crafts, and a few movement programs too! Find out more about each program on the Kids’...
Category: Youth Services, Category: Kids
Posted on Fri, 07/10/2020 - 10:00am by jblock
Kitchen exploration is a fun way to spend time with your kids! They might try new foods.They will learn lifelong skills.They can practice reading by reading recipes.They can work on math (fractions,...
Category: Youth Services, Category: Kids
Posted on Wed, 07/08/2020 - 11:00am by jblock
Stephenie Meyer is an American novelist. She is best known for her vampire romance series Twilight, which has sold over 100 million copies, with translations into 37 different languages. Read more...
Category: Youth Services, Category: Teen
Posted on Wed, 07/15/2020 - 11:39am by kkazlauskas
The Ames Free Library and Hockomock Film Festival recently announced the winners of our Three-Minute Film Contest!   The winners are:   Natalie Clouser "Finding the Fun" 1st Prize, Adult    Kayley...
Category: AFL Videos
Posted on Mon, 07/13/2020 - 2:02pm by kkazlauskas
Welcome to the fourth 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 Mon, 06/29/2020 - 1:42pm by idunbar
Mansfield native and Broadway set designer David Korins talks about his life and work, which includes Hamilton, Dear Evan Hansen, Beetlejuice, Mrs. Doubtfire, and other hits!
Category: AFL Videos
Posted on Mon, 06/29/2020 - 1:37pm by idunbar
Category: AFL Videos
Posted on Mon, 06/29/2020 - 1:34pm by idunbar
Kevin Friend and Kate Klise* discuss the makings of their documentary Borderland: The Life & Times of Blanche Ames Ames. Kevin and Kate will discuss how they told the story of this remarkable...
Category: AFL Videos
Fri, Jul 17
11:00am - 12:00pm
For students entering Grades K - 3! Pop in on Zoom for some book recommendations! Miss Alyisha will share a few new or... Read More
Mon, Jul 20
10:00am - 5:00pm
Imagine Your Story – as a wizard! These short bi-weekly quizzes are just for fun to test your knowledge about different... Read More
Mon, Jul 20
6:00pm - 7:00pm
Ed the Wizard will present a fun, energetic magic program - with a focus on reading!* Ed got into magic in part by... Read More
Tue, Jul 21
2:00pm - 3:00pm
For kids and families! Join Miss Jess on Zoom every Tuesday at 2 p.m. for some creative, hands-on summer STEM... Read More
Wed, Jul 22
10:30am - 11:00am
Miss Jess is hosting a variation of our weekly storytimes! These sessions will look a little different than our library... Read More
Mon, Jul 27
10:00am - 5:00pm
Witches, dragons, and magic stones…oh my! Check out the latest kids’ virtual escape room! You’ll read part of a story,... Read More