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Library Blog

Posted on Tue, 05/26/2020 - 10:30am by jblock
Here’s the great thing about babies, toddlers, and preschoolers, and playing - it’s what they do! There’s no learning curve involved on “how” to play; give a baby a toy, and they will feel it, turn...
Category: Youth Services, Category: Kids
Posted on Mon, 05/25/2020 - 10:00am by jblock
In case you missed it – we’re running a Spring Reading Challenge to get you through these last few weeks before our SUMMER programming starts! Soon you’ll be able to pick up books we’ve got here in...
Category: Youth Services, Category: Kids
Posted on Fri, 05/22/2020 - 10:45am by jblock
We’re living through a global pandemic – a situation which almost no one still living has experienced before. Many people are keeping “COVID Journals” to record their thoughts, feelings, challenges,...
Category: Youth Services, Category: Kids
Posted on Wed, 05/20/2020 - 10:30am by jblock
Being a teenager is tough! Balancing all the things in your life can be stressful, but you are not alone. Many teens have the same questions, problems or concerns that you do. So if you feel like you...
Category: Youth Services, Category: Teen
Posted on Tue, 05/19/2020 - 10:30am by jblock
It can be hard to see how you might introduce your baby or toddler to writing. The fine motor skills required are well beyond their grasp (pun intended)! However, the underlying knowledge behind...
Category: Youth Services, Category: Kids
Posted on Tue, 05/19/2020 - 10:05am by kkazlauskas
Welcome to the third episode in Ames Free Library's new video series, “Stepping Out.” These short, Library-produced nature videos will, we hope, enrich your outdoor experiences and increase your...
Category: AFL Videos
Posted on Mon, 05/18/2020 - 10:00am by jblock
Although we all have new routines now, things are still so different from “normal” that it’s good to slow down and have some quiet time once in a while. Coloring might be just the ticket! You don’t...
Category: Youth Services, Category: Kids
Posted on Sat, 05/16/2020 - 10:00am by kkazlauskas
Currently Watching: Escape to the Country Watcher: Alyisha W. Image retrieved from:   I was scrolling through my Facebook feed the other...
Category: Staff Picks
Posted on Fri, 05/15/2020 - 10:00am by jblock
Letter writing has become a bit of a revived craft over these past months as people are looking for creative ways to connect with loved ones near and far. It’s also a great practice for kids learning...
Category: Youth Services, Category: Kids
Posted on Wed, 05/13/2020 - 11:00am by jblock
Suzanne Collins (born August 10, 1962, Hartford, Connecticut, U.S.), is an American author and screenwriter, best known for the immensely popular The Hunger Games trilogy. A film adaptation of The...
Category: Youth Services, Category: Teen