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.

Winter String Class - Intermediate Violin & Viola

Harris Shilakowsky, Violinist, Music Educator & owner of will be teaching a performance class for violinists and violists. This is for intermediate players of any age. You should already know how to play a couple of scales & first position pieces, however, the music we choose to play will be defined by the abilities of the participants.

We will play duets, learn new techniques, solve musical problems and learn how to shift and slide easily into new positions. We’ll discuss how to get great tone & how to get better at sight reading.

• Bring your musical questions to ask the professor. If you need help with your instrument, don’t be afraid to ask!

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Queset House, 1st Floor Presentation Commons
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