Ames Free Library

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Family Storytime at Queset House

Family Storytime is perfect for preschoolers but fun for the whole family! 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. Space is limited and registration is required. Bring your storytime scarves!

Due to the likelihood of April showers, Family Storytime will continue to meet inside the Queset House in April. However, in the case of a break in those showers, storytime may take advantage and meet outside! When outdoors, all patrons will be welcome regardless of registration status. Weather decisions may not be made until the day of storytime. Look for an update on the signboard as you enter the library’s driveway to discern whether storytime will be meeting inside or outside that day.


April registration will open (below) on March 24. Once registered, you will be registered for Family Storytime storytime for the entire month of April. You must complete registration for each child attending storytime. Due to space constraints, no more than one adult may accompany a child. Registrants will participate in the second floor Conference Room with Miss Alyisha.

Once your registration is complete, please email us if you will not be able to attend a session, or if you have to cancel your registration for the month. If you have two “no call, no shows,” your registration will be canceled to make room for the next family on the waiting list. Please read your confirmation email carefully to verify your spot at storytime or your spot on the waiting list.


If all registration spots have been taken, you can still register for the waiting list! In the event of a participant’s cancellation, you will be notified and offered a one-time spot for our program. This happens not infrequently – so it’s certainly worth the effort! Waitlisted or unregistered patrons may also choose to drop-in and be seated in the first floor Presentation Commons, where you can experience a simulcast storytime on the big screen. Both the Conference Room and the Presentation Commons will be closed when capacity is reached.

Please contact with any questions or concerns.

If you aren't ready for indoor storytimes yet, learn some of our favorite storytime songs & rhymes with Miss Jess on our Storytime Snippets video playlist.  You can also check out the videos in our Family Storytime blog, or extend the fun with these links to free online storybooks that your family will love!

TumbleBooks: animated picture books

Event Location: 
Queset House, 2nd Floor Conference Room