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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.

Ames Free Library Blog

Wild Card Wednesdays March 31, 2020 Wild Card Wednesdays is where you'll find random fun things to learn and see! Wild Card Wednesdays, April 1, 2020 This week's suggested resource is: Virtual Disney rides! Try a whole variety of rides in the first person perspective, from multiple Disney theme parks.   Wild Card Wednesdays, March 25, 2020 This week's suggested resource is:... Read More
TED Talks Thursdays March 26, 2020 "Ideas worth spreading" is the motto of TED Talks, an ongoing series of brief but riveting videos from experts around the globe.   Given that the spread of worthy ideas is so much more to be desired than the viral spread we are currently facing, take some time off your worries to think about our situation in a different way.   TED Talks Thursdays, March 26, 2020   In the first 8 1/2 minute video from 2015,... Read More
Stress-Free Fridays March 31, 2020 Need to de-stress? We've got weekly suggestions to help you unwind.  Stress-Free Fridays, March 27, 2020   This week's suggested resource is: Live Jelly Cam - Monterey Bay Aquarium Take a few minutes to watch the jellyfish at the Monterey Bay Aquarium and let them teach you to “go with the flow.” Stress-Free... Read More
Travel Tuesdays March 31, 2020 Welcome to “Travel Tuesdays,” a resource for those whose plans have been deferred and a distraction for people who enjoy armchair travel.  Each week we’ll suggest a virtual destination for you to visit.   Travel Tuesdays, March 31, 2020   Welcome back to “Travel Tuesdays.”  I hope you enjoyed last week’s visit to America’s National Parks. This time let’s try some indoor entertainment: visiting some of the world’s best museums... Read More
Musical Mondays March 31, 2020 Welcome to Musical Mondays, a weekly blog where we share musical resources you can access from home. Musical Mondays, March 30, 2020 With so many concerts and tours canceled, musicians are hosting virtual concerts on Facebook, Instagram, YouTube and more. This article from NPR compiles a... Read More
Escape to Ireland! March 03, 2020 Spring is just around the corner, and this month in Adult Fiction, we're visiting the Emerald Isle! Our display features books by Irish authors, and with lush Irish settings. These are just a few examples of what you'll find in the Library - come on in to discover a new favorite! ... Read More
Your Neighbors Recommend...February 2020 February 03, 2020 Ever been curious what your neighbors are reading? Here are just some of their suggestions! As we receive more book recommendations, we'll post them here on the AFL Blog. For additional books that your neighbors loved, visit our "Your Neighbors Recommend..." book display in the adult fiction section at AFL!  ... Read More
Your Neighbors Recommend...January 2020 January 02, 2020 Ever been curious what your neighbors are reading? Here are just some of their suggestions! As we receive more book recommendations, we'll post them here on the AFL Blog. For additional books that your neighbors loved, visit our "Your Neighbors Recommend..." book display in the adult fiction section at AFL! ... Read More
AFL 2019 Staff Favorites: Nonfiction December 31, 2019 It should not be a surprise that the staff at the Ames Free Library loves books! But have you ever wondered what we’re reading? As we get ready to turn the calendar to a new year, take a look at some of the nonfiction we loved reading in 2019. Maybe you'll find one of your own favorites on the list or you'll find some books to check out in 2020! ... Read More
AFL 2019 Staff Favorites: Fiction December 31, 2019 It should not be a surprise that the staff at the Ames Free Library loves books! But have you ever wondered what we’re reading? As we get ready to turn the calendar to a new year, take a look at some of the fiction we loved reading in 2019. Maybe you'll find one of your own favorites on the list or you'll find some books to check out in 2020!  ... Read More

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