Ames Free Library

"Where the Community Connects"

LIBRARY OPEN FOR HOLDS PICKUP, QUICK BROWSING, AND COMPUTER USE!

Current hours: Monday - Wednesday & Friday - Saturday, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Thursday 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.

  • Visits are limited to a maximum of 45 minutes per person.
  • Total occupancy in the building is limited to 10 visitors at any given time, so short waits outside may be necessary.
  • Please go here for more information on what services are currently available.
  • Email us at info@amesfreelibrary.org, or call 508-238-2000.
  • Check out our list of online programs here!

Kids Homepage

Welcome to the Youth Services Department

We are committed to giving you, children birth through fifth grade, and your parents and caregivers of all ages personalized attention.

Books, magazines, and multi-media materials selected for ages birth through fifth grade can be found in the William Hadwen Ames Memorial Room. Puzzles for pre-schoolers, and personal computers for children’s use can also be found in this area.  

Kids Blogs

Posted on Fri, 09/18/2020 - 10:30am by jblock
Many homeschool families have started their learning journey already, and hopefully you have an idea of what your first few months will look like, but it’s always nice to have support! Similar to...
Category: Youth Services, Category: Kids
Posted on Mon, 09/14/2020 - 10:05am by jblock
Summer Reading is now officially over, but if you were reading right up to the end and haven’t collected your beads yet, you still have a few days! You can buy beads in the ReadSquared Prize Store...
Category: Youth Services, Category: Kids
Posted on Fri, 09/11/2020 - 10:30am by jblock
Whatever model of schooling you’ve chosen for this academic year, your student will be spending at least some time learning from home. While it doesn’t sound exactly like “fun,” there are some things...
Category: Youth Services, Category: Kids
Posted on Mon, 09/07/2020 - 10:30am by jblock
Know Before You Go! You have probably heard by now that the library is open for limited browsing – but what does that mean in the Children’s Room?  Here are our current guidelines: One family is...
Category: Youth Services, Category: Kids
Posted on Fri, 09/04/2020 - 10:30am by jblock
The clock is ticking, and regardless of what school looks like for you this year – the unofficial End of Summer (Labor Day weekend) is upon us! So whether you’re jumping into school right away, or...
Category: Youth Services, Category: Kids

Storytimes & Events

Mon, September 21
10:30am - 11:00am
Mon, September 21
10:30am - 11:00am
Tue, September 22
10:30am - 11:00am
Wed, September 23
10:30am - 11:00am
Wed, September 23
10:30am - 11:00am

Purchase Request

Is there a book, CD or DVD you would like us to own?  Let us know by filling out a purchase request.

Kids Homepage