Ames Free Library

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Kids Events

Monday, November 28
6:30pm - 7:00pm
Before drifting off to dreamland, make a cozy little detour at the Library! At 6:30pm, on the 4th Monday of every month, join Miss Alyisha for Pajama Storytime. We'll share books, rhymes, and lullabies to help wind down your evening. Pajama Storytime will last... Read more
Tuesday, November 29
10:30am - 11:00am
Best for mobile toddlers, Wiggleworms features songs, rhymes, and a story or two to keep little ones engaged. This program meets every Tuesday at 10:30am with Miss Alyisha and runs for about 30 minutes. No registration is required and all families are welcome! Siblings are welcome. To keep... Read more
Wednesday, November 30
10:30am - 11:00am
Best for infants and prewalkers, Babytime is storytime for littles - and their grownups! This session is full of songs, rhymes, and lap games - and maybe a short book - to fire up those babies' brains. Babytime meets every Wednesday at 10:30am with Miss Hannah and runs for about 20 minutes.... Read more
Thursday, December 01
10:30am - 11:00am
Family Storytime is perfect for preschoolers but fun for the whole family! Learn (or relearn!) favorite songs & rhymes and enjoy a few stories each week. This program meets every Thursday at 10:30am with Miss Alyisha and runs for about 30 minutes. No registration is required and all families... Read more
Thursday, December 01
4:00pm - 5:00pm
Puqi Luo is a student at Oliver Ames High School. He is offering tutoring services in math through Algebra II for students in grades 5-9.   Math tutoring sessions take place on Thursdays in the Library Room at Queset House, and registration is required.... Read more
Tuesday, December 06
10:30am - 11:00am
Best for mobile toddlers, Wiggleworms features songs, rhymes, and a story or two to keep little ones engaged. This program meets every Tuesday at 10:30am with Miss Alyisha and runs for about 30 minutes. No registration is required and all families are welcome! Siblings are welcome. To keep... Read more
Wednesday, December 07
10:30am - 11:00am
Best for infants and prewalkers, Babytime is storytime for littles - and their grownups! This session is full of songs, rhymes, and lap games - and maybe a short book - to fire up those babies' brains. Babytime meets every Wednesday at 10:30am with Miss Hannah and runs for about 20 minutes.... Read more
Thursday, December 08
10:30am - 11:00am
Family Storytime is perfect for preschoolers but fun for the whole family! Learn (or relearn!) favorite songs & rhymes and enjoy a few stories each week. This program meets every Thursday at 10:30am with Miss Alyisha and runs for about 30 minutes. No registration is required and all families... Read more
Thursday, December 08
4:00pm - 4:45pm
Experience the joy of snail mail with our monthly Correspondence Club! At each meeting, children will compose a letter to a recipient of their choosing, responding to a themed writing prompt presented by Miss Alyisha. We’ll have special stationery, writing utensils, stamps, and stickers for kids to... Read more
Thursday, December 08
4:00pm - 5:00pm
Puqi Luo is a student at Oliver Ames High School. He is offering tutoring services in math through Algebra II for students in grades 5-9.   Math tutoring sessions take place on Thursdays in the Library Room at Queset House, and registration is required.... Read more
Tuesday, December 13
10:30am - 11:00am
Best for mobile toddlers, Wiggleworms features songs, rhymes, and a story or two to keep little ones engaged. This program meets every Tuesday at 10:30am with Miss Alyisha and runs for about 30 minutes. No registration is required and all families are welcome! Siblings are welcome. To keep... Read more
Wednesday, December 14
10:30am - 11:00am
Best for infants and prewalkers, Babytime is storytime for littles - and their grownups! This session is full of songs, rhymes, and lap games - and maybe a short book - to fire up those babies' brains. Babytime meets every Wednesday at 10:30am with Miss Hannah and runs for about 20 minutes.... Read more
Thursday, December 15
10:30am - 11:00am
Family Storytime is perfect for preschoolers but fun for the whole family! Learn (or relearn!) favorite songs & rhymes and enjoy a few stories each week. This program meets every Thursday at 10:30am with Miss Alyisha and runs for about 30 minutes. No registration is required and all families... Read more
Thursday, December 15
3:30pm - 4:00pm
Join Miss Alyisha for a snack while she reads aloud from some of her favorite new titles. If you need book suggestions, this is a great way to find a bunch…while you munch! Copies of all featured selections will be available for check-out immediately following the program.  Chapter 1: Book Tasting... Read more
Thursday, December 15
4:00pm - 5:00pm
Puqi Luo is a student at Oliver Ames High School. He is offering tutoring services in math through Algebra II for students in grades 5-9.   Math tutoring sessions take place on Thursdays in the Library Room at Queset House, and registration is required.... Read more
Tuesday, December 20
10:30am - 11:00am
Best for mobile toddlers, Wiggleworms features songs, rhymes, and a story or two to keep little ones engaged. This program meets every Tuesday at 10:30am with Miss Alyisha and runs for about 30 minutes. No registration is required and all families are welcome! Siblings are welcome. To keep... Read more
Wednesday, December 21
10:30am - 11:00am
Best for infants and prewalkers, Babytime is storytime for littles - and their grownups! This session is full of songs, rhymes, and lap games - and maybe a short book - to fire up those babies' brains. Babytime meets every Wednesday at 10:30am with Miss Hannah and runs for about 20 minutes.... Read more
Wednesday, December 21
4:00pm - 5:00pm
Lego your boredom and come to the coolest block party in town! Drop-by the Queset House on the 3rd Wednesday of every month from 4:00-5:00pm to free-play, topple, and construct with a variety of building materials. Blocks for older children, in the 1st Floor... Read more
Wednesday, December 21
4:00pm - 5:00pm
Lego your boredom and come to the coolest block party in town! Drop-by the Queset House on the 3rd Wednesday of every month from 4:00-5:00pm to free-play, topple, and construct with a variety of building materials. Blocks for younger children, in the 2nd Floor... Read more
Thursday, December 22
10:30am - 11:00am
Family Storytime is perfect for preschoolers but fun for the whole family! Learn (or relearn!) favorite songs & rhymes and enjoy a few stories each week. This program meets every Thursday at 10:30am with Miss Alyisha and runs for about 30 minutes. No registration is required and all families... Read more
Thursday, December 22
4:00pm - 5:00pm
Puqi Luo is a student at Oliver Ames High School. He is offering tutoring services in math through Algebra II for students in grades 5-9.   Math tutoring sessions take place on Thursdays in the Library Room at Queset House, and registration is required.... Read more
Thursday, December 22
4:30pm - 5:30pm
Paws to Read is the ulti-mutt program for animal lovers! On the 4th Thursday of every month, from 4:30-5:30pm, Regan and her therapy dogs, Cali and Laddie, will be visiting the Library. And what do her Anatolian Shepherds love more than anything else in the world (... Read more
Saturday, December 24
9:00am - 1:00pm
The Ames Free Library will be closing at 1:00 p.m. in observance of Christmas.
Monday, December 26
9:00pm - 8:00pm
The Ames Free Library will be closed on Monday, December 26th in observance of Christmas.
Tuesday, December 27
2:00pm - 3:00pm
Are you a kid in grades 3-6 who loves comics, anime, manga, and/or graphic novels? Do you want to make new friends, learn about cool stories, and participate in fun discussions? Drop by at 2pm this school break week and join our Wham! Bam! Book Club. Grab a copy of each month’s read from the... Read more
Wednesday, December 28
2:00pm - 3:00pm
Join us in the Second Floor Conference Room in Queset House on December 28th at 2pm to create some snowy slime that won’t freeze your fingers! Registration is required and will open below on December 14th at 10am. This program is for 7-12 year olds.... Read more
Thursday, December 29
2:00pm - 3:00pm
Do you wanna build a snow…mobile? Each registered child will receive a large cardboard box to construct a vehicle. Whether you craft a monster truck, racing car, garbage truck, or zamboni is up to you! Add paper plate wheels and a customized vanity plate, and you’ll be ready to take in a movie from... Read more
Friday, December 30
11:00am - 12:00pm
5, 4, 3, 2, 1…Countdown with us at our Noon-Year’s Eve Eve Stuffie Storytime! Grab one lucky stuffed animal friend and join us at the library at 11am on Friday, December 30th. We’ll read books, sing songs, and make a craft for both kids and stuffies! As we approach... Read more
Friday, December 30
3:00pm - 4:00pm
Get ready for your best reading year yet! At this book-lovers’ art program, you’ll create an interactive reading tracker to use in 2023. Design a bookshelf on poster-sized watercolor paper and fill the shelves with blank spines. Throughout the year, whenever you finish reading a book, color-in a... Read more
Monday, January 02
9:00am - 8:00pm
The Ames Free Library will be closed on Monday, January 2 in observance of New Year's Day.