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!

Library Blog

Posted on Mon, 09/21/2020 - 11:15am by jblock
School is back in session, leaves are changing, pumpkins are showing up on everyone’s doorsteps… what else is new? Books kept being published even as we quarantined safely at home throughout the...
Category: Youth Services, Category: Kids
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 Wed, 09/16/2020 - 10:30am by jblock
School starts tomorrow, even if it looks a little different that you might have been expecting even a week ago! With all these changes in the air, now’s a good time to take a few deep breaths and...
Category: Youth Services, Category: Teen
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 Wed, 09/09/2020 - 11:00am by jblock
Patrick Ness is a British-American author, journalist, lecturer and screenwriter. Born in the United States, Mr. Ness moved to London and holds dual citizenship. He is best known for his books for...
Category: Youth Services, Category: Teen
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
Posted on Wed, 09/02/2020 - 10:45am by jblock
Hey teens, have you ever wanted to compete against others in your favorite game?!  Well… on Saturday, September 5th, the Ames Free Library will host its first Fortnite Tournament! You and up to 99...
Category: Youth Services, Category: Teen
Posted on Mon, 08/31/2020 - 10:30am by jblock
In case you missed it: the library is now open for limited browsing! You’re welcome to come into the library for short visits to find and check out materials. This also means that if you’ve earned...
Category: Youth Services, Category: Kids