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: Book Share

Pop in on Zoom for some book recommendations! Miss Courtney will share a few new or popular items from the Teen Den. Come to the meeting prepared with the following info about the book (or books) you want to talk about:

  • Title
  • Author
  • Plot (spoiler free!)
  • What you liked or disliked about it (ex: characters, writing style, pacing, etc.)
  • Did you like it and would you recommend it?

If you are participating in the Teen Summer Reading Program, you can enter the code TEENBOOK on your READSquared dashboard to earn a program badge!

To join in on the fun, register in advance using this Zoom link:

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
Event Location: 
Teen Summer Reading Online