Ames Free Library

"Where the Community Connects"


Our service hours are Monday - Saturday, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Email us at or call 508-238-2000

Our phones are very busy! If you are having trouble reaching us via phone, send us an email or use the chat box on the left.


Appointment-based window pickups of reserved material and external book drop

Reservation-based, 45-minute computer, printer, and scanner use

Online programs, plus eBooks, audiobooks, and databases for all ages

Returns: Book drop (located near handicapped parking spaces) is now open for all returns - returned items will be quarantined for several days prior to check-in. Fines for materials due 3/1/2020 - 7/31/2020 are waived.

STEAM: Paper Airplanes

"Throw" a little STEAM into your vacation with paper airplanes!

Follow the instructions to learn to fold a simple paper airplane, or try a challenging design to make something new! Read a bit about aerodynamics, lift, and thrust while you're folding.

We'll provide the folding paper and printed instructions; there will not be hands-on help. Parents, plan to be available to help your children with tricky folds.

Event Location: 
Children's Room, Main Library