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.

Youth Summer Reading Program 2020: Fantasy Virtual Escape Room

Witches, dragons, and magic stones…oh my! Check out the latest kids’ virtual escape room! You’ll read part of a story, then solve a puzzle to move on to the next part of the adventure. Will the hero save the kingdom - or do the beasts take over? Escape room puzzles and questions are designed for children ages 8-12, although of course everyone’s welcome to try!

Test your fantasy knowledge here!

Event Location: 
Youth Summer Reading Online