Ames Free Library

"Where the Community Connects"

LIBRARY CLOSED TO PUBLIC & STAFF THROUGH MAY 4, 2020 - Please check back for updates


The Town of Easton and Easton Select Board have declared a State of Emergency in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. On Monday, March 23, the Governor of Massachusetts issued an order for non-essential businesses to close their physical buildings to workers and the public, while encouraging those businesses to operate remotely. Given that proactive flattening of the contagion will serve Easton in the long run:


  • The Ames Free Library and Queset House will be closed to the public and to staff through May 4, 2020.
  • All public programming and private group meetings at the Library and Queset House are suspended until further notice.
  • "Holds pickup" window is now closed, based on the direct recommendation of the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners (MBLC).
  • Please do not return any materials while the Library remains closed. All items are now due April 15, and there will be no late fines accruing during the period the Library remains closed.
  • As always, a range of online resources are available here on the website, 24/7, including our online reference services and brand-new, online Storytimes!  You may also register for a library card online. Library staff are continuing to work hard on increasing innovative online programs, so keep checking back for updates.

Hoopla Digital

Good news, Hoopla fans! During these unprecedented times, we want to make sure you and your family have access to great entertainment while you're staying at home.
When you use your AFL card to check items out on Hoopla, you will now be able to check out 4 items each month! PLUS Hoopla has just announced the Hoopla Bonus Borrows program, with more than 30 curated collections of over 1,100 top titles and Hoopla favorites. Best of all, these Bonus Borrows don't count toward your total monthly borrows!
New to Hoopla? Check out our Downloads page for information on how to get started.
And did you know that you can get even more out of Hoopla with a Boston Public Library eCard? BPL eCard holders are eligible for 10 Hoopla checkouts* each month.
*Audiobooks are not available with a BPL card.