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.

Teen Advisory Board & Ornament Decorating

Want to give that special someone a completely unique, handmade holiday gift? Then join us for this month's TAB meeting!

In this special TAB session on Thursday, December 19 at 4 p.m. in the Teen Den, we'll be making some INDIGO MARBLED ORNAMENTS while doing some planning for the Teen Den.

These ornaments are made by dripping nail polish into a bowl of water, swirling the polish with a toothpick and then dipping and rolling the ornament to create beautiful marbled designs.

Snacks will be provided. See you there!

TAB meets the 3rd Thursday of each month, from 4 - 5 p.m. in the Teen Den. Free and open to all who want a say in the Library's teen collection and programs!

Event Location: 
Teen Den