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 Wed, 10/21/2020 - 11:00am by jblock
I’ll Give You The Sun by Jandy Nelson Available on Overdrive/Libby A story of first love, family, loss, and betrayal told from different points in time, and in separate voices, by artists Jude and...
Category: Youth Services, Category: Teen
Posted on Mon, 10/19/2020 - 9:24am by jblock
Things feel a little like they’re getting back to normal… until you realize that it’s now “normal” to do everything on your screen! It’s been a big adjustment for everyone – including us at the...
Category: Youth Services, Category: Kids
Posted on Fri, 10/16/2020 - 10:30am by jblock
This week’s Family Fun is brought to you by Adult Services Librarian Megan. Learn more about using the free Creativebug database to get really fun craft ideas!  The weather outside may not be...
Category: Youth Services, Category: Kids
Posted on Wed, 10/14/2020 - 11:00am by jblock
Now that school is back in session it’s time to bring back TAB! Our first meeting will be Wednesday, October 21st at 4pm. Join us on Zoom here: https://zoom.us/j/98314449561?pwd=...
Category: Youth Services, Category: Teen
Posted on Mon, 10/12/2020 - 10:30am by jblock
If you haven’t caught an episode of S’more Stories with Miss Alyisha yet – tune in today! There’s a new episode every Friday, but you can catch them any day online under the Storytimes & Events...
Category: Youth Services, Category: Kids
Posted on Fri, 10/09/2020 - 10:30am by jblock
Fall is my favorite season! The colors are still a bit spotty around town, but trees are starting to display their showy leaves! Take a walk in Easton's natural areas (check out Borderland State Park...
Category: Youth Services, Category: Kids
Posted on Wed, 10/07/2020 - 11:00am by jblock
Andrea Nicole Livingstone (born July 10, 1985), known as Nic Stone, is an American New York Times best-selling author of young adult fiction, best known for her debut novel Dear Martin. Boston...
Category: Youth Services, Category: Teen
Posted on Mon, 10/05/2020 - 10:00am by jblock
Many of us are still deciding what Halloween might look like for our families this year, but one thing never changes: kids love to dress up! Without the multitude of parties, parades, and...
Category: Youth Services, Category: Kids
Posted on Fri, 10/02/2020 - 10:30am by jblock
It’s getting dark earlier… perfect for stories and snuggles under a blanket, or if you’re feeling brave… slight scares around a campfire! Starting tonight, throughout the month of October, check our...
Category: Youth Services, Category: Kids, Category: Story Times Online
Posted on Wed, 09/30/2020 - 10:45am by jblock
Banned Books Week (September 27 - October 3, 2020) is an annual event celebrating the freedom to read. It spotlights current and historical attempts to censor books in libraries and schools. It...
Category: Youth Services, Category: Teen