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: Superhero Virtual Escape Room

Imagine Your Story – with super powers! This week, see if you can save the world. You’ll read part of a story, then solve a puzzle to move on to the next part of the adventure. What happens if you don't succeed? Everyone is counting on you! Escape room puzzles and questions are designed for children ages 8-12, although of course everyone’s welcome to try!

Visit our Virtual Escape Room here!

Event Location: 
Youth Summer Reading Online