Ames Free Library

"Where the Community Connects"

Kids Events

Wednesday, February 21
10:30am - 11:30am
Pop Up Playtime is an unstructured time for your child to get out some energy while using gross and fine motor skills and practicing social interactions. There will be a pop up tunnel and tent as well as plenty of toys to choose from! Playtime will take place during regular storytime hours during... Read more
Wednesday, February 21
2:00pm - 3:00pm
Use different materials to create your own Jackson Pollock-inspired painting! Ms. Sandy Churchill will bring all materials necessary for your masterpiece, but remember to dress for a mess! You will use marbles, yarn, toothbrushes and more.   This program is for children ages 5 and up. REGISTRATION... Read more
Thursday, February 22
10:30am - 11:30am
Pop Up Playtime is an unstructured time for your child to get out some energy while using gross and fine motor skills and practicing social interactions. There will be a pop up tunnel and tent as well as plenty of toys to choose from! Playtime will take place during regular storytime hours during... Read more
Thursday, February 22
1:00pm - 4:00pm
Stop in anytime between 1-4 PM to make a button. Find your favorite sports team logo, book character, or draw your own! Families with children of all ages are welcome. No registration is required. Please limit to 1 button per child.
Friday, February 23
1:00pm - 2:30pm
Use a simple script and basic props to act out a short play! We'll practice for an hour, then perform for family and friends at 2:00. Basic reading skills are required. No memorization or acting experience is necessary. This program is for readers ages 6-12. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED... Read more
Monday, February 26
10:30am - 11:00am
Alternating between stories, songs, and rhymes, Songs and Stories is perfect for children about age 2 to 5 working on their social skills, motor skills, and early literacy skills. The goal is to provide fun and rich experiences that build on a love of books, libraries, and reading that will stay... Read more
Tuesday, February 27
10:30am - 11:00am
Best for mobile toddlers, Wiggle Worms is a fast-paced storytime with songs, rhymes, and stories to keep them occupied! This a great way to engage busy bodies with early literacy and opportunities for play. Crawlers and pre-walkers are also welcome. This program will run for about 20 minutes,... Read more
Wednesday, February 28
10:30am - 11:00am
Babytime is storytime for littles! This group is best for pre-walkers from 0 to 2 years old. Caregivers and babies will learn lap games, bounces, and rhymes which we'll repeat frequently, plus share a couple of books each week. Build your child's appreciation for books & reading at Babytime! ... Read more
Thursday, March 01
10:30am - 11:00am
Alternating between stories, songs, and rhymes, Songs and Stories is perfect for children about age 2 to 5 working on their social skills, motor skills, and early literacy skills. The goal is to provide fun and rich experiences that build on a love of books, libraries, and reading that will stay... Read more
Saturday, March 03
10:00am - 12:00pm
Come and join us on the 1st Saturday of the month from 10:00 am - 12:00 pm as we get creative having fun building with LEGO. Plenty of play space and LEGOs will be provided, just bring your imagination! For all ages, free and open to all! No unattended child drop-offs are allowed.
Saturday, March 03
11:00am - 12:00pm
Each year, libraries and schools celebrate Dr. Seuss' birthday with Read Across America! This year, we'll observe Read Across America on Saturday, March 3. Come to a short Seuss storytime, followed by literacy activities and some ideas to do at home.  In honor of Dr. Seuss' Fox in Socks,... Read more
Monday, March 05
10:30am - 11:00am
Alternating between stories, songs, and rhymes, Songs and Stories is perfect for children about age 2 to 5 working on their social skills, motor skills, and early literacy skills. The goal is to provide fun and rich experiences that build on a love of books, libraries, and reading that will stay... Read more
Monday, March 05
6:30pm - 7:00pm
Pajama storytime is fun for the whole family! We'll share books, rhymes, & songs to help wind down your evening. This storytime is designed to engage children of various ages, so families with children of any age are welcome! Pajama Storytime will last about 30 minutes, wrapping up with a... Read more
Tuesday, March 06
10:30am - 11:00am
Best for mobile toddlers, Wiggle Worms is a fast-paced storytime with songs, rhymes, and stories to keep them occupied! This a great way to engage busy bodies with early literacy and opportunities for play. Crawlers and pre-walkers are also welcome. This program will run for about 20 minutes,... Read more
Wednesday, March 07
10:30am - 11:00am
Babytime is storytime for littles! This group is best for pre-walkers from 0 to 2 years old. Caregivers and babies will learn lap games, bounces, and rhymes which we'll repeat frequently, plus share a couple of books each week. Build your child's appreciation for books & reading at Babytime! ... Read more
Thursday, March 08
10:30am - 11:30am
Karen from Self Help Inc (Coordinated Family and Community Engagement) hosts a toddler play group in Easton once a month. Children must be between the ages of 15 months to 3 years and parents are asked to stay with their child/ren. The children will participate in Free Play, Story Time, Music... Read more
Monday, March 12
10:30am - 11:00am
Alternating between stories, songs, and rhymes, Songs and Stories is perfect for children about age 2 to 5 working on their social skills, motor skills, and early literacy skills. The goal is to provide fun and rich experiences that build on a love of books, libraries, and reading that will stay... Read more
Tuesday, March 13
10:30am - 11:00am
Best for mobile toddlers, Wiggle Worms is a fast-paced storytime with songs, rhymes, and stories to keep them occupied! This a great way to engage busy bodies with early literacy and opportunities for play. Crawlers and pre-walkers are also welcome. This program will run for about 20 minutes,... Read more
Wednesday, March 14
10:30am - 11:00am
Babytime is storytime for littles! This group is best for pre-walkers from 0 to 2 years old. Caregivers and babies will learn lap games, bounces, and rhymes which we'll repeat frequently, plus share a couple of books each week. Build your child's appreciation for books & reading at Babytime! ... Read more
Thursday, March 15
10:30am - 11:00am
Alternating between stories, songs, and rhymes, Songs and Stories is perfect for children about age 2 to 5 working on their social skills, motor skills, and early literacy skills. The goal is to provide fun and rich experiences that build on a love of books, libraries, and reading that will stay... Read more
Monday, March 19
10:30am - 11:00am
Alternating between stories, songs, and rhymes, Songs and Stories is perfect for children about age 2 to 5 working on their social skills, motor skills, and early literacy skills. The goal is to provide fun and rich experiences that build on a love of books, libraries, and reading that will stay... Read more
Monday, March 19
6:30pm - 7:30pm
The Howards are a very busy family of four that have found great joy in their hearts by volunteering in their beloved town of Easton and surrounding community.  Elizabeth, a working mother, eagerly wanted her children to volunteer and be involved, but she found it difficult finding time, and... Read more
Tuesday, March 20
10:30am - 11:00am
Best for mobile toddlers, Wiggle Worms is a fast-paced storytime with songs, rhymes, and stories to keep them occupied! This a great way to engage busy bodies with early literacy and opportunities for play. Crawlers and pre-walkers are also welcome. This program will run for about 20 minutes,... Read more
Wednesday, March 21
10:30am - 11:00am
Babytime is storytime for littles! This group is best for pre-walkers from 0 to 2 years old. Caregivers and babies will learn lap games, bounces, and rhymes which we'll repeat frequently, plus share a couple of books each week. Build your child's appreciation for books & reading at Babytime! ... Read more
Thursday, March 22
10:30am - 11:00am
Alternating between stories, songs, and rhymes, Songs and Stories is perfect for children about age 2 to 5 working on their social skills, motor skills, and early literacy skills. The goal is to provide fun and rich experiences that build on a love of books, libraries, and reading that will stay... Read more
Monday, March 26
10:30am - 11:00am
Alternating between stories, songs, and rhymes, Songs and Stories is perfect for children about age 2 to 5 working on their social skills, motor skills, and early literacy skills. The goal is to provide fun and rich experiences that build on a love of books, libraries, and reading that will stay... Read more
Tuesday, March 27
10:30am - 11:00am
Best for mobile toddlers, Wiggle Worms is a fast-paced storytime with songs, rhymes, and stories to keep them occupied! This a great way to engage busy bodies with early literacy and opportunities for play. Crawlers and pre-walkers are also welcome. This program will run for about 20 minutes,... Read more
Wednesday, March 28
10:30am - 11:00am
Babytime is storytime for littles! This group is best for pre-walkers from 0 to 2 years old. Caregivers and babies will learn lap games, bounces, and rhymes which we'll repeat frequently, plus share a couple of books each week. Build your child's appreciation for books & reading at Babytime! ... Read more
Thursday, March 29
10:30am - 11:00am
Alternating between stories, songs, and rhymes, Songs and Stories is perfect for children about age 2 to 5 working on their social skills, motor skills, and early literacy skills. The goal is to provide fun and rich experiences that build on a love of books, libraries, and reading that will stay... Read more
Monday, April 02
10:30am - 11:00am
Alternating between stories, songs, and rhymes, Songs and Stories is perfect for children about age 2 to 5 working on their social skills, motor skills, and early literacy skills. The goal is to provide fun and rich experiences that build on a love of books, libraries, and reading that will stay... Read more

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