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, 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
Posted on Fri, 08/28/2020 - 10:00am by jblock
Terri Libenson is a comic-strip cartoonist turned middle grade author. Ms. Libenson’s graphic novels are perfect back-to-school reads! Each book features a girl facing a particular challenge at...
Category: Youth Services, Category: Kids
Posted on Wed, 08/26/2020 - 11:00am by jblock
The Sound of Stars by Alechia Dow Two years ago, a misunderstanding between the leaders of Earth and the invading Ilori resulted in the deaths of one-third of the world's population. Seventeen-year-...
Category: Youth Services, Category: Teen
Posted on Wed, 08/26/2020 - 10:30am by jblock
Due to Easton's delayed start of school this year, Read & Bead has been extended through Saturday, September 12! We all have a lot of feelings about school starting this year... so keep...
Category: Youth Services, Category: Kids
Posted on Mon, 08/24/2020 - 10:00am by jblock
Come out for a socially distant, IN-PERSON event! Find HodgePodge (he’s a friendly monster!) – he’ll be hiding in plain sight somewhere in Easton (hint: not too far from the library!). Once you spot...
Category: Youth Services, Category: Kids
Posted on Fri, 08/21/2020 - 10:30am by jblock
Did you miss our mug cake program this week? Did you participate, and want to make more? Mug cakes are so easy, kids can make them… but they’re also fun to do together! They’re quick to mix up, quick...
Category: Youth Services, Category: Kids
Posted on Wed, 08/19/2020 - 11:00am by jblock
“It’s so fluffy, I’m gonna die!!” Agnes from Despicable Me  You might find yourself saying the same thing when you check out these fun tactile crafts! Make some fluffy slime, or maybe some Rainbow...
Category: Youth Services, Category: Teen
Posted on Mon, 08/17/2020 - 10:30am by jblock
Join us for the FINALE of our summer Family Entertainment series on Zoom tonight, Monday, August 17, at 6:00 PM! The Toe Jam Puppet Band returns to help us end the summer on a high note! Their...
Category: Youth Services, Category: Kids
Posted on Fri, 08/14/2020 - 10:30am by jblock
We’ve been all about telling stories this summer – try “storytelling” with your family without words! Acting out charades is a fun way to communicate using your movement and motions. You probably...
Category: Youth Services, Category: Kids