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

Friday, May 21
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, May 21
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
Friday, May 28
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
Monday, May 31
10:00am - 8:00pm
The Ames Free Library will be closed in observance of Memorial Day.
Wednesday, June 02
2:00pm - 3:00pm
Join Miss Jess and Freddy Bear for a special preview of our summer programming! We're hosting a Teddy Bear Picnic storytime in the Garden as we get ready for this summer's Tails and Tales program.  Bring a blanket and your teddy bear (or other favorite stuffy) for this special... Read more
Monday, June 14
10:00am - 4:00pm
Each month we will provide a new new craft kit for you to take home & create art with your child. In June, pick up a kit that kicks us off for our Summer Reading theme: Tails and Tales. Make an adorable CD peacock, complete with frills and feathers! Craft kits will be available to pick up in... Read more
Monday, June 14
4:00pm - 5:00pm
The Library will be closing early on Monday, June 14 and will reopen for its regular hours tomorrow, Tuesday, June 15.
Saturday, June 19
11:00am - 12:00pm
This year's Summer Reading Program will be largely IN PERSON! Celebrate our return to hosting events by dropping in at the library between 11 AM - noon on Saturday, June 19. Decorate our front walk with sidewalk chalk, dance to the music with ribbon streamers, and take a picture with the Miss Jess... Read more
Monday, June 21
10:00am - 5:00pm
Close your eyes, listen carefully, and take an amazing adventure in your own imagination! Follow along with Miss Alyisha's video as she guides you through an underwater journey, a space exploration, or a prowl through the jungle. You'll run, swim, jump, and sing - and maybe even meet a fascinating... Read more
Tuesday, June 22
2:00pm - 3:00pm
STEM Craft & Create: explore science, technology, engineering, and math concepts through craft & play!   Each Tuesday at 2 PM, we will host a Zoom workshop for children. You might do a science project, create art, or even whip up a little something tasty! Check back here for specific... Read more
Monday, June 28
6:00pm - 7:00pm
Our favorite Easton music man will kick off our LIVE summer family entertainment! Come see Mr. Wayne 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. Masks and social distancing are required. In case... Read more
Tuesday, June 29
2:00pm - 3:00pm
STEM Craft & Create: explore science, technology, engineering, and math concepts through craft & play!   Each Tuesday at 2 PM, we will host a Zoom workshop for children. You might do a science project, create art, or even whip up a little something tasty! Check back here for specific... Read more
Wednesday, June 30
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 events.  Check back here for specific details about this garden event.  Masks and social distancing are... Read more
Friday, July 02
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 02
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, July 05
10:00am - 8:00pm
The Ames Free Library will be closed on Monday, July 5th, in observance of Independence Day.
Tuesday, July 06
2:00pm - 3:00pm
STEM Craft & Create: explore science, technology, engineering, and math concepts through craft & play!   Each Tuesday at 2 PM, we will host a Zoom workshop for children. You might do a science project, create art, or even whip up a little something tasty! Check back here for specific... Read more
Friday, July 09
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 09
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, July 12
6:00pm - 7:00pm
Jackson Gillman, the "Stand-up Chameleon," will entertain us LIVE in the garden with stories, songs, and humorous entertainment with our Tails & Tales theme! You laugh, sing, and dance during his interactive and imaginitive program. This event is best for families with children ages 3 and up.... Read more
Tuesday, July 13
2:00pm - 3:00pm
STEM Craft & Create: explore science, technology, engineering, and math concepts through craft & play!   Each Tuesday at 2 PM, we will host a Zoom workshop for children. You might do a science project, create art, or even whip up a little something tasty! Check back here for specific... Read more
Friday, July 16
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 16
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, July 20
2:00pm - 3:00pm
STEM Craft & Create: explore science, technology, engineering, and math concepts through craft & play!   Each Tuesday at 2 PM, we will host a Zoom workshop for children. You might do a science project, create art, or even whip up a little something tasty! Check back here for specific... Read more
Friday, July 23
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 23
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, July 26
6:00pm - 7:00pm
Mike Piazza is bringing his family-friendly, world-record-holding athletic Broder Collies to the library! This LIVE garden show is like no other you've seen before!! Mike will lead his dogs to perform Frisbee and other entertaining tricks throughout the duration of the show. This event is best for... Read more
Tuesday, July 27
2:00pm - 3:00pm
STEM Craft & Create: explore science, technology, engineering, and math concepts through craft & play!   Each Tuesday at 2 PM, we will host a Zoom workshop for children. You might do a science project, create art, or even whip up a little something tasty! Check back here for specific... Read more
Wednesday, July 28
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 events.  Check back here for specific details about this garden event.  Masks and social distancing are... Read more
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

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