Ames Free Library

"Where the Community Connects"

Ames Free Library will be closed on Saturday, January 29 due to inclement weather. We will reopen on Monday, January 31, for our normal hours (10 a.m. - 8 p.m.).

Special Events

Tuesday, February 01
10:00am - 5:00pm
From February 1 - March 31, the Ames Free Library will be collecting new sets of pajamas for toddlers, kids, and teens! Just look for the Boston Bruins PJ Drive bin near the Circulation desk. We will collect any sizes from 2T to adult S/M, but the most needed sizes are girls' S & M (5/6 & 7... Read more
Saturday, February 05
10:00am - 5:00pm
Take Your Child to the Library Day is an annual event for families to explore the library, get to know our collections and our librarians, and maybe hear a story or two. However, due to ongoing public health conditions, we encourage you to explore the library from home as well! Come have a quick... Read more
Monday, February 21
10:00am - 8:00pm
The Ames Free Library will be closed in observance of Presidents' Day.
Monday, March 21
10:00am - 8:00pm
Our winter reading program is coming to a close! If you've been working your way through the Winter Reading Program, finish up your last few challenges and submit those squares now. TODAY (Monday, March 21) is the last day to check off your BINGO squares. If you haven't started yet, it might not be... Read more
Monday, April 18
10:00am - 8:00pm
The Ames Free Library will be closed in observance of the Patriots' Day holiday.
Monday, May 30
10:00am - 8:00pm
The Ames Free Library will be closed in observance of Memorial Day.
Monday, June 20
10:00am - 8:00pm
The Ames Free Library will be closed in observance of Juneteenth National Independence Day.
Monday, July 04
10:00am - 8:00pm
The Ames Free Library will be closed in observance of Independence Day.
Monday, September 05
10:00am - 8:00pm
The Ames Free Library will be closed in observance of Labor Day.
Monday, October 10
10:00am - 8:00pm
The Ames Free Library will be closed in observance of Columbus Day/Indigenous Peoples' Day.
Friday, November 11
10:00am - 8:00pm
The Ames Free Library will be closed in observance of Veterans Day.
Wednesday, November 23
10:00am - 5:00pm
The Ames Free Library will be closing at 5:00 p.m. to allow certain turkeys to receive their last meal.
Thursday, November 24
10:00am - 8:00pm
The Ames Free Library will be closed in observance of Thanksgiving.
Saturday, December 24
10:00am - 1:00pm
The Ames Free Library will be closing at 1:00 p.m. in observance of Christmas.
Monday, December 26
10:00am - 8:00pm
The Ames Free Library will be closed on Monday, December 26th in observance of Christmas.
Saturday, December 31
10:00am - 5:00pm
The Ames Free Library will be closing at 5:00 p.m. in observance of New Year's Eve.
Monday, January 02
10:00am - 8:00pm
The Ames Free Library will be closed on Monday, January 2 in observance of New Year's Day.