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: Pirates Quiz

Imagine Your Story – on a pirate ship! These short bi-weekly quizzes are just for fun to test your knowledge about different flights of fancy. They are multiple choice, and if you get one wrong, you’ll get a clue to figure out it before moving on to the next question. Questions are designed for children ages 8-12, but of course everyone’s welcome to try!

Test your pirate knowledge! Check back later for more Monday Quiz events!

Event Location: 
Youth Summer Reading Online