Ames Free Library

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LIBRARY CLOSED TO PUBLIC & STAFF THROUGH MAY 4, 2020 - Please check back for updates


The Town of Easton and Easton Select Board have declared a State of Emergency in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. On Monday, March 23, the Governor of Massachusetts issued an order for non-essential businesses to close their physical buildings to workers and the public, while encouraging those businesses to operate remotely. Given that proactive flattening of the contagion will serve Easton in the long run:


  • The Ames Free Library and Queset House will be closed to the public and to staff through May 4, 2020.
  • All public programming and private group meetings at the Library and Queset House are suspended until further notice.
  • "Holds pickup" window is now closed, based on the direct recommendation of the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners (MBLC).
  • Please do not return any materials while the Library remains closed.  Library items will not be due until June 4. There will be no late fines accruing during the period the Library remains closed.
  • As always, a range of online resources are available here on the website, 24/7, including our online reference services and brand-new, online Storytimes!  You may also register for a library card online. Library staff are continuing to work hard on increasing innovative online programs, so keep checking back for updates.

Artisans Faire & Holiday Tea

The Easton Shovel Town Cultural District is excited to announce their eighth annual Artisans Faire & Holiday Tea, which will be held at Queset House, 51 Main Street, North Easton, on Saturday, December 14, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Artisans Faire
Admission to the Artisans Faire is free and handicap accessible! There is an admission fee required for the Holiday Tea (see below).
Step back in time to this gracious mansion and wander through the rooms, enjoying live music from musician Paula Greiner, and the Stedfast Guitar Ensemble. Local and regional artists will display their work for sale in paint, photography, sea glass, pottery, wood, textiles, jewelry, and chocolate. There will be raffles of gift baskets and much, much more!
Holiday Tea
The much-anticipated Holiday Tea will feature teas, coffee, buttermilk scones, clotted cream, assorted jams, tea sandwiches, petit fours and other dainties, as well as some surprises.
The cost to attend the Holiday Tea is $40 per guest, $20 for children 10 and under. Feel free to dress for the occasion! Reservations are required.
To purchase tickets or for more information, please contact Carolyn Cole at or 508-230-5874.
As always, we want to extend our special thanks to the Bank of Easton and North Easton Savings Bank for generously funding this event which benefits the Ames Free Library and the Easton Shovel Town Cultural District.
Event Location: 
Queset House