Ames Free Library

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On Monday, June 14, the Library will be closing early at 4 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

Saturday, May 29
This past week, we lost two Children's Book greats: Eric Carle (The Very Hungry Caterpillar) & Lois Ehlert (Chicka Chicka Boom Boom). Both were prolific authors & illustrators whose work will...
Wednesday, April 28
You may have read that AFL is observing Screen-Free Week, but what does that mean for you?  Screen-Free Week is an annual event during the first week of May that encourages families to find...
Tuesday, December 01
Listen to Miss Jess share Hanukkah and Christmas books during these holiday storytimes! These prerecorded storytimes can be viewed at your convenience, December 1 - 31, 2020! To see ALL of our...
Friday, November 20
Welcome to Miss Jess Suggests! In each episode of this series, Head of Youth Services Jessica Block recommends great books for you to try (plus some bonus titles!). Different episodes will focus on...
Friday, November 20
Take your remote schooling to a whole new level! AFL has a new database to support your academics.  Brainfuse HelpNow offers on-demand, personalized tutoring for K-12 students and adult learners. Log...

Storytimes & Events

Mon, June 14
10:00am - 4:00pm
Sat, June 19
11:00am - 12:00pm
Mon, June 21
10:00am - 5:00pm
Tue, June 22
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