Ames Free Library

"Where the Community Connects"
The Queset House driveway is under construction. Visitors may park in the Main Library parking lot. Additional public parking is available just up the street, next to the Rockery, and behind the Children’s Museum.

Kids Events

Tuesday, June 19
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, June 20
10:30am - 11:00am
Babytime is storytime for littles! This group is best for pre-walkers from 0 to 18 months 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, June 21
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
Thursday, June 21
5:00pm - 6:00pm
Math tutoring with Oliver Ames High School student Alex Manthous. Alex will tutor those who need help with math up to 8th grade or Algebra 1.   No sign up required! Meets every other Thursday starting May 24th through June 21st , 5:00-6:00 PM... Read more
Monday, June 25
6:00pm - 7:00pm
Help us kick off our Summer Reading Program with our favorite Easton music man for a fun-filled time with many of your favorite songs! Dance, sing along, and have fun! This event is for families with children of all ages. In case of rain, event will be held at Oakes Ames Memorial Hall at 3... Read more
Tuesday, June 26
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, June 27
10:30am - 11:00am
Babytime is storytime for littles! This group is best for pre-walkers from 0 to 18 months 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, June 28
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
Friday, June 29
2:00pm - 3:30pm
Libraries rock - and so do you! Choose from a variety of karaoke songs - or bring your own kids karaoke disc* - to sing along with. You can follow the words and show off your talent with our new karaoke machine! Bring a friend or two to join the fun! Drop in anytime starting at 2:00 and stay as... Read more
Saturday, June 30
10:00am - 5:00pm
Pick up a craft kit to take and make and home. Any specialty supplies and directions to complete the craft are included. You may need to provide crayons, scissors, tape, or glue. Pick up a kit anytime while the library is open (10 AM - 5 PM), while supplies last. Crafts are appropriate for children... Read more
Monday, July 02
6:00pm - 8:00pm
The Children's Museum in Easton is bringing their show on the road! Learn the science behind music with their hands-on Waves, Sound, & Light program! See, feel, & hear how sound and light waves are transferred. This event is for families with children of all ages. In case of rain, event... Read more
Tuesday, July 03
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
Tuesday, July 03
2:00pm - 3:30pm
Use your best design skills to create a Perler (melty) bead craft! We'll have patterns available, or you can create your own. The librarian will iron them immediately so you can take it home!
Thursday, July 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
Friday, July 06
11:00am - 1:00pm
Stop in at the Queset House from 11 AM  - 1 PM to play the Pokémon card game or just chat with other Pokémon trainers! Bring your own deck. Beginners are welcome, but there will be no formal teaching. If you're new, watch and chat with more experienced players to learn a thing or two! There will be... Read more
Saturday, July 07
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.
Monday, July 09
6:00pm - 7:00pm
You've never seen anything quite like this before! Bryson Lang will amaze you with his juggling, his balancing tricks, and his humor! If you're lucky, he might need a volunteer helper... Come find out why Bryson Lang is called "The Cure for the Common Show!" This show is appropriate for all ages.... Read more
Tuesday, July 10
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, July 11
10:30am - 11:00am
Babytime is storytime for littles! This group is best for pre-walkers from 0 to 18 months 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, July 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
Thursday, July 12
2:00pm - 3:00pm
Celebrate your love of all things PINK with crafts, activities, games, and a Pinkalicious storytime! This program is fun for Pinkalicious fans of all ages. Dress up is encouraged! 
Thursday, July 12
6:00pm - 8:00pm
"Following the discovery of a new form of space travel as well as Meg's father's disappearance, she, her brother, and her friend must join three magical beings - Mrs. Whatsit, Mrs. Who, and Mrs. Which - to travel across the universe to rescue him from a terrible evil." IMDB This film... Read more
Monday, July 16
6:00pm - 7:00pm
Renowned storyteller Rona Leventhal will present Raps, Rhythms, and Rhymes: Stories to Tap, Rap, Shake and Sing! She will share stories from her repertoire of multicultural folktales in a way that will have people singing, dancing in their seats, and laughing! Rona will infuse drama, movement, and... Read more
Tuesday, July 17
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, July 18
10:30am - 11:00am
Babytime is storytime for littles! This group is best for pre-walkers from 0 to 18 months 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
Wednesday, July 18
1:00pm - 2:30pm
Participate in hands-on STEAM exploration at this process-based program. You'll get to use littleBits circuits, engineer a marble tower, and puzzle out some Tangram shapes, among other things.
Thursday, July 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, July 23
6:00pm - 7:00pm
Tom Sieling comes all the way from Newfield, New York, to entertain us with his singing and guitar, banjo, and drum machine playings! "Take a Tromp Through the Swamp" is a fun lineup of humorous and participatory kids' songs, along with lots of cool facts about area animals. Tom also strongly... Read more
Tuesday, July 24
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, July 25
10:30am - 11:00am
Babytime is storytime for littles! This group is best for pre-walkers from 0 to 18 months 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

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