Ames Free Library

"Where the Community Connects"

Special Events

Thursday, December 01 to Friday, December 23
1:00pm - 8:00pm
Is your pile of holiday gifts already getting bigger? Our gift wrapping station returns to the Queset House this December!     The wrapping station will be open for all to use in the Makerspace on the second floor of the Queset House. The station is available from December 1 through December 23... Read more
Saturday, December 24
9:00am - 1:00pm
The Ames Free Library will be closing at 1:00 p.m. in observance of Christmas.
Monday, December 26
9:00pm - 8:00pm
The Ames Free Library will be closed on Monday, December 26th in observance of Christmas.
Thursday, December 29
2:00pm - 3:00pm
Do you wanna build a snow…mobile? Each registered child will receive a large cardboard box to construct a vehicle. Whether you craft a monster truck, racing car, garbage truck, or zamboni is up to you! Add paper plate wheels and a customized vanity plate, and you’ll be ready to take in a movie from... Read more
Friday, December 30
11:00am - 12:00pm
5, 4, 3, 2, 1…Countdown with us at our Noon-Year’s Eve Eve Stuffie Storytime! Grab one lucky stuffed animal friend and join us at the library at 11am on Friday, December 30th. We’ll read books, sing songs, and make a craft for both kids and stuffies! As we approach... Read more
Friday, December 30
3:00pm - 4:00pm
Get ready for your best reading year yet! At this book-lovers’ art program, you’ll create an interactive reading tracker to use in 2023. Design a bookshelf on poster-sized watercolor paper and fill the shelves with blank spines. Throughout the year, whenever you finish reading a book, color-in a... Read more
Monday, January 02
9:00am - 8:00pm
The Ames Free Library will be closed on Monday, January 2 in observance of New Year's Day.