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.).

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

Wednesday, January 26
Now that we're a couple of months into winter storytimes, we are really getting into our routines! We're still looking ahead to lovely weather and to moving back outside, but in the meantime, please...
Monday, January 10
There's nothing better than working together! Last month, we put out a huge sticker mosaic in Youth Services for everyone to work on. It took up our entire central work table, and everyone who came...
Friday, December 31
Do you like hot cocoa, snuggly kittens, new friends, and dragonfruit? OF COURSE you do! How about frozen boogers, being told "no", stinky ghost burps, and even stinkier durian fruit?  Maybe not so...
Monday, November 08
Winter is coming! As the weather gets colder, storytimes must move inside. We’ll continue to run our weekly storytimes on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays at 10:30 AM, but there will be a few...
Thursday, October 28
Halloween sure is a spoooooky time! But don't be scared that you've missed out on our new kids' MCBA book club! We have rescheduled our first meeting to Wednesday, November 3 at 3:30 PM. There's even...

Storytimes & Events

Tue, February 01
10:00am - 5:00pm
Tue, February 01
10:30am - 11:00am
Tue, February 01
10:30am - 11:00am
Wed, February 02
10:30am - 11:00am
Wed, February 02
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