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, 10/26/2020 - 11:51am by kkazlauskas
Community Forum is hosted by Priscilla Almquist-Olsen. This episode features Ames Free Library Executive Director Uma Hiremath.
Category: AFL Videos
Posted on Mon, 10/26/2020 - 11:45am by kkazlauskas
What is invisible about you? What stories are untold about you and others? What stories are missing from our culture? What would happen if we tried to make them visible? Why might it be important to...
Category: AFL Videos
Posted on Mon, 10/26/2020 - 11:42am by kkazlauskas
Whether your child is working on a hybrid or a fully remote schedule, this workshop will help you set your student up for success! Hosted by Dr. David Murphy, of Effective Effort Consulting, this...
Category: AFL Videos
Posted on Mon, 10/26/2020 - 11:36am by kkazlauskas
So many of us are artists, and yet the energy and talent we use to produce our work are only the beginning. In this video (filmed Thursday, June 11 at 11 a.m.), join author, artist and educator Stacy...
Category: AFL Videos
Posted on Mon, 10/26/2020 - 10:30am by jblock
Election Day is just a week away, and we hope you’re all planning to get out to the polls (if you haven’t already voted early!). Your voice counts – be heard! Find out more about voting in Easton...
Category: Youth Services, Category: Kids
Posted on Fri, 10/23/2020 - 10:30am by jblock
Halloween is a hugely social celebration; many people participate by trick or treating in their neighborhoods, pumpkin patch hayrides, or visiting haunted houses. Whether you’re celebrating Halloween...
Category: Youth Services, Category: Kids
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