Ames Free Library

"Where the Community Connects"

Ames Free Library will be closed on Saturday, January 29 due to inclement weather. We will reopen on Monday, January 31, for our normal hours (10 a.m. - 8 p.m.).

Kids Events

Tuesday, February 01
10:00am - 5:00pm
From February 1 - March 31, the Ames Free Library will be collecting new sets of pajamas for toddlers, kids, and teens! Just look for the Boston Bruins PJ Drive bin near the Circulation desk. We will collect any sizes from 2T to adult S/M, but the most needed sizes are girls' S & M (5/6 & 7... Read more
Tuesday, February 01
10:30am - 11:00am
Wiggleworms will meet inside the Queset House through the winter. Best for mobile toddlers, Wiggleworms features songs, rhymes, and a story or two to keep little ones engaged. This program meets every Tuesday at 10:30 AM and runs for about 25 minutes. Siblings welcome. Bring your storytime kits!... Read more
Wednesday, February 02
10:30am - 11:00am
Babytime will meet inside the Queset House through the winter. 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... Read more
Thursday, February 03
10:30am - 11:00am
Family Storytime is perfect for preschoolers but fun for the whole family! This group will meet inside the Queset House through the winter. Learn (or re-learn!) favorite songs & rhymes and enjoy a few stories each week. This program meets every Thursday at 10:30 AM and runs for about 30 minutes... Read more
Saturday, February 05
10:00am - 5:00pm
Take Your Child to the Library Day is an annual event for families to explore the library, get to know our collections and our librarians, and maybe hear a story or two. However, due to ongoing public health conditions, we encourage you to explore the library from home as well! Come have a quick... Read more
Tuesday, February 08
10:30am - 11:00am
Wiggleworms will meet inside the Queset House through the winter. Best for mobile toddlers, Wiggleworms features songs, rhymes, and a story or two to keep little ones engaged. This program meets every Tuesday at 10:30 AM and runs for about 25 minutes. Siblings welcome. Bring your storytime kits!... Read more
Wednesday, February 09
10:30am - 11:00am
Babytime will meet inside the Queset House through the winter. 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... Read more
Thursday, February 10
10:30am - 11:00am
Family Storytime is perfect for preschoolers but fun for the whole family! This group will meet inside the Queset House through the winter. Learn (or re-learn!) favorite songs & rhymes and enjoy a few stories each week. This program meets every Thursday at 10:30 AM and runs for about 30 minutes... Read more
Monday, February 14
10:00am - 8:00pm
Each month we will provide a new craft kit for you to take home & create art with your child. Craft kits will be available to pick up in the Children’s Room starting on the second Monday of each month, for as long as supplies last. Specialty supplies and directions to complete the craft are... Read more
Tuesday, February 15
10:30am - 11:00am
Wiggleworms will meet inside the Queset House through the winter. Best for mobile toddlers, Wiggleworms features songs, rhymes, and a story or two to keep little ones engaged. This program meets every Tuesday at 10:30 AM and runs for about 25 minutes. Siblings welcome. Bring your storytime kits!... Read more
Wednesday, February 16
10:30am - 11:00am
Babytime will meet inside the Queset House through the winter. 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... Read more
Thursday, February 17
10:30am - 11:00am
Family Storytime is perfect for preschoolers but fun for the whole family! This group will meet inside the Queset House through the winter. Learn (or re-learn!) favorite songs & rhymes and enjoy a few stories each week. This program meets every Thursday at 10:30 AM and runs for about 30 minutes... Read more
Friday, February 18
12:00pm - 5:00pm
In December, eager patrons put together a collaborative art project - a sticker mosaic made up of nearly 4,000 stickers! This month, we want you to bedeck Youth Services with more collaborative community art. Grab a bag for this take-and-make style project; your bag will include supplies and basic... Read more
Tuesday, February 22
10:30am - 11:00am
Wiggleworms will meet inside the Queset House through the winter. Best for mobile toddlers, Wiggleworms features songs, rhymes, and a story or two to keep little ones engaged. This program meets every Tuesday at 10:30 AM and runs for about 25 minutes. Siblings welcome. Bring your storytime kits!... Read more
Tuesday, February 22
12:00pm - 1:00pm
Join Miss Jess for a lunchtime read aloud. We’ll meet on Zoom, so maybe you don’t need to pack a brown bag… but sit down at home with your lunch, and we’ll read while you munch!  We’ll share just the first chapter of a few books that will be of interest to students in grades 2 through 5. You can... Read more
Wednesday, February 23
10:30am - 11:00am
Babytime will meet inside the Queset House through the winter. 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... Read more
Wednesday, February 23
3:30pm - 4:30pm
The MCBA book club is for students in 4th, 5th, and 6th grade. We are reading through books that have been nominated for the Massachusetts Children's Book Award. It's not too late to join the book club - or read enough books to... Read more
Thursday, February 24
10:30am - 11:00am
Family Storytime is perfect for preschoolers but fun for the whole family! This group will meet inside the Queset House through the winter. Learn (or re-learn!) favorite songs & rhymes and enjoy a few stories each week. This program meets every Thursday at 10:30 AM and runs for about 30 minutes... Read more
Thursday, February 24
1:00pm - 2:30pm
Kids will learn some basic coding and play some robot games in this beginner robotics program. Participants will use a tablet to program Dash robots to solve a maze and shoot some hoops. Then we'll play a game of soccer with Dash! Join us for some fun with robots.  This program is for students in... Read more
Thursday, February 24
3:00pm - 4:30pm
Kids will learn some basic coding and play some robot games in this beginner robotics program. Participants will use a tablet to program Dash robots to solve a maze and shoot some hoops. Then we'll play a game of soccer with Dash! Join us for some fun with robots.  This program is for students in... Read more
Tuesday, March 01
10:30am - 11:00am
Wiggleworms will meet inside the Queset House through the winter. Best for mobile toddlers, Wiggleworms features songs, rhymes, and a story or two to keep little ones engaged. This program meets every Tuesday at 10:30 AM and runs for about 25 minutes. Siblings welcome. Bring your storytime kits!... Read more
Wednesday, March 02
10:30am - 11:00am
Babytime will meet inside the Queset House through the winter. 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... Read more
Thursday, March 03
10:30am - 11:00am
Family Storytime is perfect for preschoolers but fun for the whole family! This group will meet inside the Queset House through the winter. Learn (or re-learn!) favorite songs & rhymes and enjoy a few stories each week. This program meets every Thursday at 10:30 AM and runs for about 30 minutes... Read more
Tuesday, March 08
10:30am - 11:00am
Wiggleworms will meet inside the Queset House through the winter. Best for mobile toddlers, Wiggleworms features songs, rhymes, and a story or two to keep little ones engaged. This program meets every Tuesday at 10:30 AM and runs for about 25 minutes. Siblings welcome. Bring your storytime kits!... Read more
Wednesday, March 09
10:30am - 11:00am
Babytime will meet inside the Queset House through the winter. 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... Read more
Thursday, March 10
10:30am - 11:00am
Family Storytime is perfect for preschoolers but fun for the whole family! This group will meet inside the Queset House through the winter. Learn (or re-learn!) favorite songs & rhymes and enjoy a few stories each week. This program meets every Thursday at 10:30 AM and runs for about 30 minutes... Read more
Monday, March 14
10:00am - 8:00pm
Each month we will provide a new craft kit for you to take home & create art with your child. Craft kits will be available to pick up in the Children’s Room starting on the second Monday of each month, for as long as supplies last. Specialty supplies and directions to complete the craft are... Read more
Tuesday, March 15
10:30am - 11:00am
Wiggleworms will meet inside the Queset House through the winter. Best for mobile toddlers, Wiggleworms features songs, rhymes, and a story or two to keep little ones engaged. This program meets every Tuesday at 10:30 AM and runs for about 25 minutes. Siblings welcome. Bring your storytime kits!... Read more
Wednesday, March 16
10:30am - 11:00am
Babytime will meet inside the Queset House through the winter. 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... Read more
Thursday, March 17
10:30am - 11:00am
Family Storytime is perfect for preschoolers but fun for the whole family! This group will meet inside the Queset House through the winter. Learn (or re-learn!) favorite songs & rhymes and enjoy a few stories each week. This program meets every Thursday at 10:30 AM and runs for about 30 minutes... Read more

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