Ames Free Library

"Where the Community Connects"

LIBRARY OPEN FOR HOLDS PICKUP, QUICK BROWSING, AND COMPUTER USE!

Current hours: Monday - Wednesday & Friday - Saturday, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Thursday 10 a.m. - 8 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!

Kids Events

Tuesday, December 01
10:30am - 11:00am
Wiggle Worms is back - live! Best for mobile toddlers, Wiggle Worms features songs, rhymes, and a story or two to keep little ones engaged. We'll be able to interact and sing together in these Zoom sessions, so tune in at 10:30 a.m. to join in with Miss Jess! Join Zoom Meeting... Read more
Wednesday, December 02
10:30am - 11:00am
We're back, babies! Babytime is storytime for littles - and their grownups. Best for infants and prewalkers, Babytime is full of songs, rhymes, and lap games - and maybe a short book - to fire up those babies' brains! Sessions are live at 10:30 a.m., so you can sing along with Miss Jess and learn... Read more
Thursday, December 03
10:30am - 11:00am
Fun for all ages is now LIVE at Family Storytime! Zoom in for a storytime perfect for preschoolers, but fun for the whole family. You'll learn favorite songs & rhymes, in addition to hearing fresh stories each week, and because we're LIVE you'll be able to interact with Miss Jess during these... Read more
Tuesday, December 08
10:30am - 11:00am
Wiggle Worms is back - live! Best for mobile toddlers, Wiggle Worms features songs, rhymes, and a story or two to keep little ones engaged. We'll be able to interact and sing together in these Zoom sessions, so tune in at 10:30 a.m. to join in with Miss Jess! Join Zoom Meeting... Read more
Wednesday, December 09
10:30am - 11:00am
We're back, babies! Babytime is storytime for littles - and their grownups. Best for infants and prewalkers, Babytime is full of songs, rhymes, and lap games - and maybe a short book - to fire up those babies' brains! Sessions are live at 10:30 a.m., so you can sing along with Miss Jess and learn... Read more
Thursday, December 10
10:30am - 11:00am
Fun for all ages is now LIVE at Family Storytime! Zoom in for a storytime perfect for preschoolers, but fun for the whole family. You'll learn favorite songs & rhymes, in addition to hearing fresh stories each week, and because we're LIVE you'll be able to interact with Miss Jess during these... Read more
Thursday, December 10
1:00pm - 2:00pm
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, December 11
1:00pm - 2:00pm
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
Tuesday, December 15
10:30am - 11:00am
Wiggle Worms is back - live! Best for mobile toddlers, Wiggle Worms features songs, rhymes, and a story or two to keep little ones engaged. We'll be able to interact and sing together in these Zoom sessions, so tune in at 10:30 a.m. to join in with Miss Jess! Join Zoom Meeting... Read more
Wednesday, December 16
10:30am - 11:00am
We're back, babies! Babytime is storytime for littles - and their grownups. Best for infants and prewalkers, Babytime is full of songs, rhymes, and lap games - and maybe a short book - to fire up those babies' brains! Sessions are live at 10:30 a.m., so you can sing along with Miss Jess and learn... Read more
Thursday, December 17
10:30am - 11:00am
Fun for all ages is now LIVE at Family Storytime! Zoom in for a storytime perfect for preschoolers, but fun for the whole family. You'll learn favorite songs & rhymes, in addition to hearing fresh stories each week, and because we're LIVE you'll be able to interact with Miss Jess during these... Read more
Tuesday, December 22
10:30am - 11:00am
Wiggle Worms is back - live! Best for mobile toddlers, Wiggle Worms features songs, rhymes, and a story or two to keep little ones engaged. We'll be able to interact and sing together in these Zoom sessions, so tune in at 10:30 a.m. to join in with Miss Jess! Join Zoom Meeting... Read more
Wednesday, December 23
10:30am - 11:00am
We're back, babies! Babytime is storytime for littles - and their grownups. Best for infants and prewalkers, Babytime is full of songs, rhymes, and lap games - and maybe a short book - to fire up those babies' brains! Sessions are live at 10:30 a.m., so you can sing along with Miss Jess and learn... Read more
Wednesday, December 23
2:00pm - 3:00pm
Cook up some fun to start off your holiday week! Participate on Zoom from your own kitchen for this Half-Day Hangout, where we’ll mix together your own hot cocoa blend and make up a hot chocolate mug cake (crushed peppermints optional!). Mug cakes come together easily so kids can make them on their... Read more
Thursday, December 24
10:00am - 1:00pm
The Ames Free Library will be closing at 1:00 pm to accommodate festive caroling.
Thursday, December 24
10:30am - 11:00am
Fun for all ages is now LIVE at Family Storytime! Zoom in for a storytime perfect for preschoolers, but fun for the whole family. You'll learn favorite songs & rhymes, in addition to hearing fresh stories each week, and because we're LIVE you'll be able to interact with Miss Jess during these... Read more
Friday, December 25
10:00am - 8:00pm
The Ames Free Library will be closed Wednesday, December 25 in observance of Christmas.
Tuesday, December 29
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
Thursday, December 31
10:00am - 5:00pm
The Ames Free Library will close early at 5:00PM on Thursday, December 31 in observance of New Year's Eve and will not reopen until Saturday, January 2, 2020.
Thursday, December 31
11:00am - 12:00pm
Our Noon Year's Eve party on Zoom will include a craft-along, a dance party, and a 12:00 coundown, complete with confetti!  This event is for families with children of all ages. Please register ahead to reserve a take-and-make craft. Craft kits can be picked up in Youth Services starting on... Read more
Friday, January 01
10:00am - 8:00pm
The Ames Free Library will be closed Friday, January 1, 2021 in celebration of the new year! We will resume our normal hours of operation the following day, Saturday, January 2 at 10:00AM.
Monday, January 18
10:00am - 8:00pm
The Ames Free Library will be closed in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
Monday, February 15
10:00am - 8:00pm
The Ames Free Library will be closed in observance of Presidents' Day.
Monday, April 19
10:00am - 8:00pm
In celebration of the Patriot's Day holiday, the Ames Free Library will be closed.
Monday, May 31
10:00am - 8:00pm
The Ames Free Library will be closed in observance of Memorial Day.
Monday, July 05
10:00am - 8:00pm
The Ames Free Library will be closed on Monday, July 5th, in observance of Independence Day.
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.

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