Ames Free Library

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Kids Events

Friday, July 30
1:30pm - 2:30pm
Picture this... You're innocently going about your day when suddenly, out of the corner of your eye, you see something thrilling: it's information about the Ames Free Library's NEW "You Choose!" Book Club! The session for students entering grades 1-4 meets on Zoom on Fridays at 1:30 PM. YOU are... Read more
Friday, July 30
2:30pm - 3:30pm
Picture this... You're innocently going about your day when suddenly, out of the corner of your eye, you see something thrilling: it's information about the Ames Free Library's NEW "You Choose" Book Club! The session for students entering grades 5-8 meets on Zoom on Fridays at 2:30 PM. YOU are... Read more
Tuesday, August 03
2:00pm - 3:00pm
STEM Craft & Create: explore science, technology, engineering, and math concepts through craft & play!  What do you call a cat's head on a horse's body with a whale's tail? Good question! This week, draw mix-and-match animals, and you can call them whatever you want!  You'll have 5 pages to... Read more
Friday, August 06
1:30pm - 2:30pm
Picture this... You're innocently going about your day when suddenly, out of the corner of your eye, you see something thrilling: it's information about the Ames Free Library's NEW "You Choose!" Book Club! The session for students entering grades 1-4 meets on Zoom on Fridays at 1:30 PM. YOU are... Read more
Friday, August 06
2:30pm - 3:30pm
Picture this... You're innocently going about your day when suddenly, out of the corner of your eye, you see something thrilling: it's information about the Ames Free Library's NEW "You Choose" Book Club! The session for students entering grades 5-8 meets on Zoom on Fridays at 2:30 PM. YOU are... Read more
Monday, August 09
10:00am - 5:00pm
Each month we will provide a new craft kit for you to take home & create art with your child. We'll bet you made some cute crafts or fun art this summer that you'd like to display. Use your August Take & Make craft to hang them on the fridge! These decorative magnets are small but mighty!... Read more
Monday, August 09
6:00pm - 7:00pm
Meet Ed Pop! He's a magician, comic storyteller, and all around family entertainer! Join us LIVE in the garden... just be warned that sometimes, Ed gets mixed up and needs some help with his tricks. Maybe you'll be the one to help him out? This event is best for families with children ages 3 and up... Read more
Tuesday, August 10
2:00pm - 3:00pm
STEM Craft & Create: explore science, technology, engineering, and math concepts through craft & play!  This week, we're learning about capillary action while you watch colored water climb from one cup to another! Magic, or science? You'll need 6 small cups (plastic cups or short glasses... Read more
Thursday, August 12
2:00pm - 3:00pm
Pop in on Zoom for some book recommendations! Youth Services librarians 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 things you liked about... Read more
Thursday, August 12
3:00pm - 4:00pm
Pop in on Zoom for some book recommendations! Youth Services librarians 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 things you liked about... Read more
Friday, August 13
1:30pm - 2:30pm
Picture this... You're innocently going about your day when suddenly, out of the corner of your eye, you see something thrilling: it's information about the Ames Free Library's NEW "You Choose!" Book Club! The session for students entering grades 1-4 meets on Zoom on Fridays at 1:30 PM. YOU are... Read more
Friday, August 13
2:30pm - 3:30pm
Picture this... You're innocently going about your day when suddenly, out of the corner of your eye, you see something thrilling: it's information about the Ames Free Library's NEW "You Choose" Book Club! The session for students entering grades 5-8 meets on Zoom on Fridays at 2:30 PM. YOU are... Read more
Monday, August 16
10:00am - 5:00pm
*This Imagination Run video will be available starting on Monday, August 16th!*   Experience a story in a different way, with no books or pictures! Close your eyes, listen carefully, and prepare for an adventure. What would it be like to have a highly-sensitive snout,... Read more
Tuesday, August 17
2:00pm - 3:00pm
STEM Craft & Create: explore science, technology, engineering, and math concepts through craft & play! Kitchen science involves so much STEM! Measuring, mixing, and heating ingredients are all based in science and math concepts. This week, we'll mix up a quick and easy pudding from scratch... Read more
Wednesday, August 18
2:00pm - 3:30pm
Youth Services will be hosting a Zoom Room for Pokémon fans (ages 13 and under) to log in to play a round with other Pokemon fans or compare cards with other trainers! You must have your own deck to play, but beginners are welcome to observe matches. No registration is required. Click here... Read more
Friday, August 20
1:30pm - 2:30pm
Picture this... You're innocently going about your day when suddenly, out of the corner of your eye, you see something thrilling: it's information about the Ames Free Library's NEW "You Choose!" Book Club! The session for students entering grades 1-4 meets on Zoom on Fridays at 1:30 PM. YOU are... Read more
Friday, August 20
2:30pm - 3:30pm
Picture this... You're innocently going about your day when suddenly, out of the corner of your eye, you see something thrilling: it's information about the Ames Free Library's NEW "You Choose" Book Club! The session for students entering grades 5-8 meets on Zoom on Fridays at 2:30 PM. YOU are... Read more
Monday, August 23
6:00pm - 7:00pm
They’re baaaack! The Toe Jam Puppet Band returns to help us end our LIVE summer entertainment series on a high note! If you've never experienced a TJPB show, now is your chance! This variety show features interactive songs, stories and puppets, and lots of silly voices. You’re sure to be dancing... Read more
Tuesday, August 24
2:00pm - 3:00pm
STEM Craft & Create: explore science, technology, engineering, and math concepts through craft & play!  This week, do a little engineering while you figure out how to take a weak object (a piece of paper) and make a solid structure that can hold a heavy book! Experiment with us to fold,... Read more
Wednesday, August 25
2:00pm - 3:00pm
Bring your stuffed animal to special Tails & Tales Garden Parties throughout the summer! Just bring a blanket and your teddy bear (or other favorite stuffy) for this special storytime event.  Check back here for specific details about this garden event.  Masks and social distancing are required... Read more
Friday, August 27
1:30pm - 2:30pm
Picture this... You're innocently going about your day when suddenly, out of the corner of your eye, you see something thrilling: it's information about the Ames Free Library's NEW "You Choose!" Book Club! The session for students entering grades 1-4 meets on Zoom on Fridays at 1:30 PM. YOU are... Read more
Friday, August 27
2:30pm - 3:30pm
Picture this... You're innocently going about your day when suddenly, out of the corner of your eye, you see something thrilling: it's information about the Ames Free Library's NEW "You Choose" Book Club! The session for students entering grades 5-8 meets on Zoom on Fridays at 2:30 PM. YOU are... Read more
Monday, September 06
10:00am - 8:00pm
The Ames Free Library will be closed Monday, September 6 in observance of Labor Day.
Monday, October 11
10:00am - 8:00pm
The Ames Free Library will be closed for Columbus Day.
Thursday, November 11
10:00am - 8:00pm
The Ames Free Library will be closed in observance of Veterans Day.
Thursday, November 25
10:00am - 8:00pm
The Ames Free Library will be closed in observance of Thanksgiving.
Friday, December 24 to Saturday, December 25
10:00am - 5:00pm
The Ames Free Library will be closed Friday, December 24th and Saturday, December 25th in observance of Christmas.
Friday, December 31 to Saturday, January 01
10:00am - 5:00pm
The Ames Free Library will be closed Friday, December 31, 2021 and Saturday, January 1, 2022 in celebration of the new year!