Ames Free Library

"Where the Community Connects"

LIBRARY OPEN FOR HOLDS PICKUP AND COMPUTER USE!

Current hours:

Monday - Saturday, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Visits are limited to a maximum of 45 minutes per person.

Total occupancy in the building is limited to 10 visitors at any given time, so short waits outside may be necessary.

Please go here for more information on what services are currently available.

Email us at info@amesfreelibrary.org, or call 508-238-2000.

Check out our list of online programs here!

All Upcoming Events Events

Thursday, August 13
10:30am - 11:00am
Miss Jess is hosting a variation of our weekly storytimes! These sessions will look a little different than our library storytimes, but we want to help you keep up your regular routines. Each day will feature your familiar songs and rhymes, along with a few ideas to keep you reading at home. You... Read more
Thursday, August 13
3:00pm - 4:30pm
The Ames Free Library in collaboration with the MMAS Academy is proud to present  DEVISING OUR TIMES A virtual playwriting workshop where students ages 10 - 17 will write, rehearse, and perform their own monologues and scenes.    ... Read more
Thursday, August 13
3:00pm - 4:30pm
The Ames Free Library in collaboration with the MMAS Academy is proud to present  DEVISING OUR TIMES A virtual playwriting workshop where students ages 10 - 17 will write, rehearse, and perform their own monologues and scenes.    ... Read more
Thursday, August 13
3:00pm - 4:30pm
The Ames Free Library in collaboration with the MMAS Academy is proud to present  DEVISING OUR TIMES A virtual playwriting workshop where students ages 10 - 17 will write, rehearse, and perform their own monologues and scenes.    ... Read more
Friday, August 14
11:00am - 12:00pm
For students entering Grades K - 3! Pop in on Zoom for some book recommendations! Miss Alyisha will share a few new or popular items from the Youth collection at the library. Come prepared to tell us about a book or series that you have enjoyed. You’ll tell us the title & author, and then a few... Read more
Friday, August 14
11:00am - 12:00pm
For students entering Grades K - 3! Pop in on Zoom for some book recommendations! Miss Alyisha will share a few new or popular items from the Youth collection at the library. Come prepared to tell us about a book or series that you have enjoyed. You’ll tell us the title & author, and then a few... Read more
Monday, August 17
10:00am - 5:00pm
Imagine Your Story – in myth and legend! Do you know all about dragons, vampires, and sphinxes? Then this mythological quiz is for you! 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... Read more
Monday, August 17
10:00am - 5:00pm
Imagine Your Story – in myth and legend! Do you know all about dragons, vampires, and sphinxes? Then this mythological quiz is for you! 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... Read more
Monday, August 17
10:30am - 11:00am
Miss Jess is hosting a variation of our weekly storytimes! These sessions will look a little different than our library storytimes, but we want to help you keep up your regular routines. Each day will feature your familiar songs and rhymes, along with a few ideas to keep you reading at home. You... Read more
Monday, August 17
6:00pm - 7:00pm
They’re baaaack! The Toe Jam Puppet Band returns to help us end the summer on a high note!* Their variety show features interactive songs, stories and puppets, and lots of silly voices. You’re sure to be dancing along…or at least tapping your toe. Will their virtual show be as fun and zany as the... Read more
Monday, August 17
6:00pm - 7:00pm
They’re baaaack! The Toe Jam Puppet Band returns to help us end the summer on a high note!* Their variety show features interactive songs, stories and puppets, and lots of silly voices. You’re sure to be dancing along…or at least tapping your toe. Will their virtual show be as fun and zany as the... Read more
Tuesday, August 18
10:30am - 11:00am
Miss Jess is hosting a variation of our weekly storytimes! These sessions will look a little different than our library storytimes, but we want to help you keep up your regular routines. Each day will feature your familiar songs and rhymes, along with a few ideas to keep you reading at home. You... Read more
Tuesday, August 18
2:00pm - 3:00pm
For kids and families! Join Miss Jess on Zoom every Tuesday at 2 p.m. for some creative, hands-on summer STEM activities. Today we're making mug cakes with Miss Jess! Have you tried mug cakes yet? They’re so easy, kids can make them!* They’re quick to mix together, quick to cook, and quick to eat…... Read more
Tuesday, August 18
2:00pm - 3:00pm
For kids and families! Join Miss Jess on Zoom every Tuesday at 2 p.m. for some creative, hands-on summer STEM activities. Today we're making mug cakes with Miss Jess! Have you tried mug cakes yet? They’re so easy, kids can make them!* They’re quick to mix together, quick to cook, and quick to eat…... Read more
Wednesday, August 19
10:30am - 11:00am
Miss Jess is hosting a variation of our weekly storytimes! These sessions will look a little different than our library storytimes, but we want to help you keep up your regular routines. Each day will feature your familiar songs and rhymes, along with a few ideas to keep you reading at home. You... Read more
Wednesday, August 19
10:30am - 11:00am
Miss Jess is hosting a variation of our weekly storytimes! These sessions will look a little different than our library storytimes, but we want to help you keep up your regular routines. Each day will feature your familiar songs and rhymes, along with a few ideas to keep you reading at home. You... Read more
Wednesday, August 19
10:30am - 11:00am
Miss Jess is hosting a variation of our weekly storytimes! These sessions will look a little different than our library storytimes, but we want to help you keep up your regular routines. Each day will feature your familiar songs and rhymes, along with a few ideas to keep you reading at home. You... Read more
Thursday, August 20
10:30am - 11:00am
Miss Jess is hosting a variation of our weekly storytimes! These sessions will look a little different than our library storytimes, but we want to help you keep up your regular routines. Each day will feature your familiar songs and rhymes, along with a few ideas to keep you reading at home. You... Read more
Thursday, August 20
3:00pm - 4:30pm
The Ames Free Library in collaboration with the MMAS Academy is proud to present  DEVISING OUR TIMES A virtual playwriting workshop where students ages 10 - 17 will write, rehearse, and perform their own monologues and scenes.    ... Read more
Thursday, August 20
3:00pm - 4:30pm
The Ames Free Library in collaboration with the MMAS Academy is proud to present  DEVISING OUR TIMES A virtual playwriting workshop where students ages 10 - 17 will write, rehearse, and perform their own monologues and scenes.    ... Read more
Thursday, August 20
3:00pm - 4:30pm
The Ames Free Library in collaboration with the MMAS Academy is proud to present  DEVISING OUR TIMES A virtual playwriting workshop where students ages 10 - 17 will write, rehearse, and perform their own monologues and scenes.    ... Read more
Monday, August 24
10:00am - 5:00pm
Imagine Your Story – in myth and legend! You’ll read part of a story, then solve a puzzle to move on to the next part of the adventure. Escape room puzzles and questions are designed for children ages 8-12, although of course everyone’s welcome to try! Virtual Escape Room link coming... Read more
Monday, August 24
10:00am - 5:00pm
Imagine Your Story – in myth and legend! You’ll read part of a story, then solve a puzzle to move on to the next part of the adventure. Escape room puzzles and questions are designed for children ages 8-12, although of course everyone’s welcome to try! Virtual Escape Room link coming... Read more
Monday, August 24
10:00am - 5:00pm
Are you a fan of Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo? Head over to this awesome virtual escape room created by the young adult librarian at Morristown & Morris... Read more
Monday, August 24
10:00am - 5:00pm
Are you a fan of Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo? Head over to this awesome virtual escape room created by the young adult librarian at Morristown & Morris... Read more
Monday, August 24
10:30am - 11:00am
Miss Jess is hosting a variation of our weekly storytimes! These sessions will look a little different than our library storytimes, but we want to help you keep up your regular routines. Each day will feature your familiar songs and rhymes, along with a few ideas to keep you reading at home. You... Read more
Tuesday, August 25
10:30am - 11:00am
Miss Jess is hosting a variation of our weekly storytimes! These sessions will look a little different than our library storytimes, but we want to help you keep up your regular routines. Each day will feature your familiar songs and rhymes, along with a few ideas to keep you reading at home. You... Read more
Tuesday, August 25
2:00pm - 3:00pm
For kids and families! Join Miss Jess on Zoom every Tuesday at 2 p.m. for some creative, hands-on summer STEM activities. Check back later to see which project we'll be working on this week!
Tuesday, August 25
2:00pm - 3:00pm
For kids and families! Join Miss Jess on Zoom every Tuesday at 2 p.m. for some creative, hands-on summer STEM activities. Check back later to see which project we'll be working on this week!
Wednesday, August 26
10:30am - 11:00am
Miss Jess is hosting a variation of our weekly storytimes! These sessions will look a little different than our library storytimes, but we want to help you keep up your regular routines. Each day will feature your familiar songs and rhymes, along with a few ideas to keep you reading at home. You... Read more

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