Ames Free Library

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Kids Events

Monday, March 25
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, March 26
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, March 27
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, March 28
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, April 01
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, April 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, April 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, April 04
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, April 04
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
Friday, April 05
3:45pm - 4:45pm
Learn about monarch butterflies and their migration with the Museum of American Bird Art, then work on a clay craft! This program is best for ages 3-10, but siblings are welcome. Space is limited and registration is required. Please register only for the number of children... Read more
Saturday, April 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.
Tuesday, April 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, April 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, April 11
10:30am - 11:30am
Karen from Self Help Inc (Coordinated Family and Community Engagement) hosts a toddler play group in Easton once a month. Toddler Play and Learn is a parent child program designed to introduce young children to group activities. Children participate in floor time free play, gather for a quick... Read more
Thursday, April 11
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, April 16
10:30am - 11:30am
Pop Up Playtime is an unstructured time for your child to get out some energy while using gross and fine motor skills and practicing social interactions. There will be a pop up tunnel and tent as well as plenty of toys to choose from! Playtime will take place during regular storytime hours during... Read more
Wednesday, April 17
10:30am - 11:30am
Pop Up Playtime is an unstructured time for your child to get out some energy while using gross and fine motor skills and practicing social interactions. There will be a pop up tunnel and tent as well as plenty of toys to choose from! Playtime will take place during regular storytime hours during... Read more
Wednesday, April 17
2:00pm - 3:30pm
Use simple scripts and props to act out a short play. We'll practice for an hour, then perform for family and friends at 3:00. Basic reading skills are required, but no memorization or acting experience is necessary. This program is for readers ages 6 to 12. ... Read more
Thursday, April 18
10:30am - 11:30am
Pop Up Playtime is an unstructured time for your child to get out some energy while using gross and fine motor skills and practicing social interactions. There will be a pop up tunnel and tent as well as plenty of toys to choose from! Playtime will take place during regular storytime hours during... Read more
Thursday, April 18
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
Friday, April 19
11:00am - 12:00pm
You are cordially invited to our second annual Spring Tea! Dress to impress in your spring best!  Enjoy tea, lemonade, and snacks. There will be tea party activities, and you'll make your own party favor to take home with you! REGISTRATION REQUIRED. This program is likely to fill... Read more
Saturday, April 20
2:00pm - 4:10pm
"Decades after her original visit, the magical nanny returns to help the Banks siblings and Michael's children through a difficult time in their lives." IMDB Bring a blanket or pillow to make yourself comfy, and bring your own nut-free snack if desired.
Tuesday, April 23
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, April 24
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, April 25
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, April 25
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, April 27
10:00am - 2:00pm
Come join us on Saturday, April 27 from 10am-2pm for the Friends of the Ames Free Library Book Sale!   Highlights: Adult Books $5 per bag Children's Books 3 for $1 CDs $3 each Better Books $3, $5, and $10 Teachers pay half price! Children's coloring table: Color a picture and receive a free book... Read more
Tuesday, April 30
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, May 01
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, May 02
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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