Ames Free Library

"Where the Community Connects"

The library will close at noon on Saturday, February 4. We'll reopen at 9:00 AM on Monday, February 6.

Stay warm!

Babytime in the Garden

In May, Storytime will be moving outside full-time! Babytime will meet in the Queset Garden this month. No registration is required; all families are welcome to attend.

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 10:30 AM with Miss Hannah and runs for about 20 minutes. Siblings are welcome and are encouraged to bring their own "baby" doll or stuffed animal.

Please note: Storytime programs will be canceled if the weather does not allow us to meet in the Garden. If skies are cloudy and gray and you find yourself unsure about the day’s events, you can check the Babytime calendar event or visit the library's Facebook page for updates.

Please contact kids@amesfreelibrary.org with any questions or concerns.

If you're looking for more storytime fun outside of our Wednesday morning sessions, check-out the following resources:

Short Songs & Rhymes: Storytime Snippets with Miss Jess
Storytime Videos: Summer 2020 Babytime (Recorded)
Daily Preliteracy Tips & Activities: Vroom.org

Baby Sign Language & Flashcards
Animated Picture Books: TumbleBooks
Celebrity Read-Alouds: Storyline Online

Event Location: 
Queset Garden