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: Zentangle Tuesday STEM Activity

For kids and families! Join Miss Jess on Zoom every Tuesday at 2 p.m. for some creative, hands-on summer STEM activities.

Zentangle with Miss Debbie!

Zentangle is a meditative guided drawing method. Tangling is simple to learn. There are no mistakes, and there is no up or down in Zentangle art. The result is always beautiful! Debbie Adduci will teach a few basic tangles while you follow along at home. After, you can take what you’ve learned to create art every day!

You’ll need to have:

  • At least 2 4”x4” squares of white paper
  • A pencil
  • And a fine-tipped black pen (e.g. fine-tipped Sharpie, a gel pen, or a ballpoint pen).

If you participate in this program, you can enter the code TANGLE on your READSquared dashboard to earn a program badge! (For more information on READSquared, visit our Youth Summer Reading Program 2020 page.)

To join in the fun, please register in advance with this Zoom link:

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Event Location: 
Youth Summer Reading Online