Ames Free Library

"Where the Community Connects"


Current hours: Monday - Wednesday & Friday - Saturday, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Thursday 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.

  • Visits are limited to a maximum of 45 minutes per person.
  • Total occupancy in the building is limited to 10 visitors at any given time, so short waits outside may be necessary.
  • Please go here for more information on what services are currently available.
  • Email us at, or call 508-238-2000.
  • Check out our list of online programs here!

Present Wrapping Station

Still have presents to wrap? The Ames Free Library has you covered this holiday season.
For two whole weeks - Monday, December 9 through Friday, December 20 - we will have a wrapping station open for all to use in the Makerspace on the second floor of Queset House (available during normal Library operating hours, 10 a.m. - 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays). We will supply the wrapping paper, bows, tape, scissors, and wide open table space. Reduce your holiday stress and stop creeping around at 5 am to wrap your gifts in secrecy. Just swing by your library with the gifts you need to wrap and work in peace! 
Event Location: 
Queset House, 2nd Floor Makerspace (Seasonal Resource)