Ames Free Library

"Where the Community Connects"

On Monday, June 14, the Library will be closing early at 4 p.m. 

Kids Events

Monday, June 14
10:00am - 4:00pm
Each month we will provide a new craft kit for you to take home & create art with your child. In June, pick up a kit that kicks off 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 the Children’... Read more
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 prepare for an adventure! What would it be like to have a highly-sensitive snout, leathery wings, feathery whiskers, or a glittering, rainbow tail? Let your imagination (& your body!) run wild as you follow along with Miss Alyisha’s video. You’ll hunt, fly... 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 2:00 PM, we'll host a STEM- or art-related Zoom workshop.  This week, we're cartooning! Do you love to draw? Want to learn more about creating cartoon characters? Join... 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 encouraged. In case... Read more
Tuesday, June 29
2:00pm - 3:00pm
STEM Craft & Create: explore science, technology, engineering, and math concepts through craft & play!  Ever drop something where you can't reach it? This week in STEM: Craft & Create, you'll make a "grabber" for picking things up! This super-simple machine uses levers and hinges to... Read more
Wednesday, June 30
2:00pm - 3:00pm
You've heard of a T-rex...but what about a Tea Rex? You are cordially invited to the most exclusive, dinosaur-themed event of the season! Don your garden party finery, bring along your favorite dinosaur (or any beloved stuffy), & get ready for stories, songs, themed bingo, & more! Remember... 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 event.  Check back here for specific details about this garden event.  Masks and social distancing are required... 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
Friday, July 30
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, August 03
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, August 06
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, August 06
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, August 09
6:00pm - 7:00pm
Meet Ed Pop! He's a magician, comic storyteller, and all around family entertainer! Join us LIVE in the garden... just be warned that sometimes, Ed gets mixed up and needs some help with his tricks. Maybe you'll be the one to help him out? This event is best for families with children ages 3 and up... Read more
Tuesday, August 10
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

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