Ames Free Library

"Where the Community Connects"

Kids Events

Thursday, August 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
Thursday, August 01
5:00pm - 6:00pm
Alex Manthous is a student at Oliver Ames High School. In these sessions, Alex will tutor those who need help with math up to 8th grade or Algebra 1.   Tutoring occurs every Thursday in the 1st Floor Information Cafe at Queset House. Sessions are 1/2 hour - book for 5:00 or 5:30 PM. ... Read more
Saturday, August 03
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, August 05
6:30pm - 7:00pm
Pajama storytime is fun for the whole family! We'll share books, rhymes, & songs to help wind down your evening. This storytime is designed to engage children of various ages, so families with children of any age are welcome! Pajama Storytime will last about 30 minutes, wrapping up with a... Read more
Tuesday, August 06
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, August 07
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, August 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
Thursday, August 08
5:00pm - 6:00pm
Alex Manthous is a student at Oliver Ames High School. In these sessions, Alex will tutor those who need help with math up to 8th grade or Algebra 1.   Tutoring occurs every Thursday in the 1st Floor Information Cafe at Queset House. Sessions are 1/2 hour - book for 5:00 or 5:30 PM. ... Read more
Tuesday, August 13
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, August 14
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, August 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
Thursday, August 15
5:00pm - 6:00pm
Alex Manthous is a student at Oliver Ames High School. In these sessions, Alex will tutor those who need help with math up to 8th grade or Algebra 1.   Tutoring occurs every Thursday in the 1st Floor Information Cafe at Queset House. Sessions are 1/2 hour - book for 5:00 or 5:30 PM. ... Read more
Tuesday, August 20
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, August 21
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, August 21
6:30pm - 7:30pm
Jumpin' Juba plays original and classic blues, boogie, and roots-y rock & roll.  Great piano-guitar arrangements mix with contemporary lyrics - a fresh sound for listening or dancing! This program is free and open to all! Thanks to the Friends of the Ames Free Library, and a grant from the... Read more
Thursday, August 22
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, August 22
5:00pm - 6:00pm
Alex Manthous is a student at Oliver Ames High School. In these sessions, Alex will tutor those who need help with math up to 8th grade or Algebra 1.   Tutoring occurs every Thursday in the 1st Floor Information Cafe at Queset House. Sessions are 1/2 hour - book for 5:00 or 5:30 PM. ... Read more
Tuesday, August 27
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, August 28
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, August 29
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, August 29
5:00pm - 6:00pm
Alex Manthous is a student at Oliver Ames High School. In these sessions, Alex will tutor those who need help with math up to 8th grade or Algebra 1.   Tutoring occurs every Thursday in the 1st Floor Information Cafe at Queset House. Sessions are 1/2 hour - book for 5:00 or 5:30 PM. ... Read more
Monday, September 02
10:00am - 8:00pm
The Ames Free Library will be closed Monday, September 3 in observance of Labor Day.
Tuesday, September 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
Wednesday, September 04
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, September 05
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, September 05
5:00pm - 6:00pm
Alex Manthous is a student at Oliver Ames High School. In these sessions, Alex will tutor those who need help with math up to 8th grade or Algebra 1.   Tutoring occurs every Thursday in the 1st Floor Information Cafe at Queset House. Sessions are 1/2 hour - book for 5:00 or 5:30 PM. ... Read more
Saturday, September 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 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.
Tuesday, September 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, September 11
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, September 12
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

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