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.

Teen Summer Reading Program 2020: Stranger Things Virtual Escape Room

Are you a fan of the show Stranger Things? Can you and your friends escape from the Upside Down before time runs out? Head to this virtual escape room made by the Orland Park Public Library in Illinois to find out.

If you are participating in our Teen Summer Reading Program 2020, you can complete the mission by entering the code ELEVEN on your READSquared dashboard.
Event Location: 
Teen Summer Reading Online