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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

Mon, Jun 21
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
Tue, Jun 22
10:30am - 11:00am
For the first time ever, Wiggle Worms will meet in the Queset Garden!* Best for mobile toddlers, Wiggle Worms features... Read More
Tue, Jun 22
2:00pm - 3:00pm
STEM Craft & Create: explore science, technology, engineering, and math concepts through craft & play! Each... Read More
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
Friday, June 18
See what’s happening on the grounds of the Ames Free Library or nearby areas with “A Glimpse of Nature.”  Offered by Lorraine Rubinacci, the library's resident naturalist, this weekly photo blog is a...
Tuesday, June 15
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...
Tuesday, June 08
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...
Monday, June 07
Ever been curious what your neighbors are reading or watching? Here are just some of their suggestions! As we receive more recommendations, we'll post them here on the AFL Blog. If you would like to...
Tuesday, June 01
Perfect On Paper by Sophie Gonzales Seventeen-year-old Darcy Phillips, a bisexual girl who gives anonymous love advice to her classmates, is hired by the "hot" guy at school to help him get his ex...