Ames Free Library

"Where the Community Connects"

Kids Events

Monday, June 24
10:30am - 11:00am
Alternating between stories, songs, and rhymes, Stories and Songs is perfect for children about age 3 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, June 24
6:00pm - 7:00pm
Once again, our favorite Easton music man will kick off our 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. In case of rain, event will be held at Oakes... Read more
Tuesday, June 25
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 26
10:30am - 11:00am
Babytime is storytime for littles! This group is best for pre-walkers from 0 to 15 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, June 26
3:00pm - 4:00pm
Your challenge: to use a straw, paper, and tape to create a rocket that will fly! Test different designs or materials, and see how far your rocket will go. This program is best for children ages 6 and up. Parents, please plan to stay on hand to experiment with your child. 
Thursday, June 27
10:30am - 11:00am
Alternating between stories, songs, and rhymes, Stories and Songs is perfect for children about age 3 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 27
5:00pm - 6:00pm
Alex Manthous is a student at Oliver Ames High School. He is offering tutoring services for students in grades 5-9, in the following subjects: Algebra I Biology Chemistry Physics I        Homework Tutoring sessions take place on Thursdays in the First Floor Information Cafe at Queset House, and... Read more
Friday, June 28
2:00pm - 3:30pm
Drop by the Queset House between 2 - 3:30 PM to play the Pokémon card game or just chat with other Pokémon trainers! Please bring your own deck. Beginners are welcome, but there will be no formal instruction. If you're new, watch and chat with more experienced players to learn a thing or two! There... Read more
Saturday, June 29
11:00am - 12:00pm
Please join us for an overview on pediatric transgender health to learn how to support gender diverse youth in a variety of settings, learn about gender-related terminology, and local resources available to parents and families.   Dr. Stephanie Roberts is a board-certified pediatric... Read more
Monday, July 01
10:30am - 11:00am
Alternating between stories, songs, and rhymes, Stories and Songs is perfect for children about age 3 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 01
2:00pm - 3:00pm
Oh boy! What's George up to now? Let's celebrate our favorite monkey with crafts, activities, and a Curious George story! This program is fun for Curious George fans of all ages.
Monday, July 01
6:00pm - 7:00pm
Scott Jameson is bringing his extraordinary performance that will have you laughing out loud and perched on the very edge of your seat. Umbrellas will be plucked from thin air, a drawing may come to life, basketballs will be spun and juggled, and a member of the audience just may unlock telekinetic... Read more
Tuesday, July 02
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 03
10:30am - 11:00am
Babytime is storytime for littles! This group is best for pre-walkers from 0 to 15 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 04
10:00am - 8:00pm
The Ames Free Library will be closed in observance of Independence Day.
Friday, July 05
12:00pm - 4:00pm
Stop in anytime between noon - 4 PM to make a button. Find your favorite sports team logo, book character, or draw your own! Families with children of all ages are welcome. No registration is required. Please limit to 1 button per child.
Saturday, July 06
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 free 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 08
10:30am - 11:00am
Alternating between stories, songs, and rhymes, Stories and Songs is perfect for children about age 3 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 08
6:00pm - 7:00pm
Using giant homemade bubble wands and 30 years of funny family entertainment experience, Mr. Vinny gets kids involved in bubble chasing & bubble avoiding games. Lots of big beautiful bubbles, running around, and HAVING FUN!! (In case of rain, this event will be held next door in the Oakes... Read more
Tuesday, July 09
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 10
10:30am - 11:00am
Babytime is storytime for littles! This group is best for pre-walkers from 0 to 15 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 11
10:30am - 11:00am
Alternating between stories, songs, and rhymes, Stories and Songs is perfect for children about age 3 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 11
5:00pm - 6:00pm
Alex Manthous is a student at Oliver Ames High School. He is offering tutoring services for students in grades 5-9, in the following subjects: Algebra I Biology Chemistry Physics I        Homework Tutoring sessions take place on Thursdays in the First Floor Information Cafe at Queset House, and... Read more
Friday, July 12
11:00am - 12:00pm
Meet Hera and her handler, Nicole! Nicole will read Raising a Hero by Laura Numeroff, then she will talk about the important of assistance dogs, and the dos and don'ts of service dogs in both home and public settings. Hera will demonstrate a few of the many commands she uses to help Nicole... Read more
Monday, July 15
10:30am - 11:00am
Alternating between stories, songs, and rhymes, Stories and Songs is perfect for children about age 3 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
Tuesday, July 16
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 16
1:00pm - 3:00pm
"A young elephant, whose oversized ears enable him to fly, helps save a struggling circus, but when the circus plans a new venture, Dumbo and his friends discover dark secrets beneath its shiny veneer." IMDB rated PG; 112 minutes Bring a blanket or pillow to make yourself comfy,... Read more
Wednesday, July 17
10:30am - 11:00am
Babytime is storytime for littles! This group is best for pre-walkers from 0 to 15 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 18
10:30am - 11:00am
Alternating between stories, songs, and rhymes, Stories and Songs is perfect for children about age 3 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 18
2:00pm - 3:00pm
Try making connections with Snap Circuits and Little Bits, or take things apart to look inside and find out what makes things work at the Take Apart Table! This program is best for children ages 6 and up. Parents, please plan to stay on hand to experiment with your child. 

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