Ames Free Library

"Where the Community Connects"

LIBRARY CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC

We are available by phone at 508-238-2000, Ext. 3, Monday - Saturday between 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.;

or email us at info@amesfreelibrary.org. Check out our list of online programs here!

Library Blog

Posted on Fri, 07/10/2020 - 10:00am by jblock
Kitchen exploration is a fun way to spend time with your kids! They might try new foods.They will learn lifelong skills.They can practice reading by reading recipes.They can work on math (fractions,...
Category: Youth Services, Category: Kids
Posted on Wed, 07/08/2020 - 11:00am by jblock
Stephenie Meyer is an American novelist. She is best known for her vampire romance series Twilight, which has sold over 100 million copies, with translations into 37 different languages. Read more...
Category: Youth Services, Category: Teen
Posted on Tue, 07/07/2020 - 10:30am by jblock
Many of us native English speakers don’t think twice about the language we use with our children – but if your native language is anything other than English, use it! Encourage grandparents,...
Category: Youth Services, Category: Kids
Posted on Mon, 07/06/2020 - 10:00am by jblock
Watch DinoMan’s DINOSAURS show on Zoom tonight, Monday, July 6, at 6:00 PM! Fossils, magic, and science are blended into a fun 35- to 40-minute program. You’ll be taken on a trip through the Mesozoic...
Category: Youth Services, Category: Kids
Posted on Fri, 07/03/2020 - 10:00am by jblock
Looking for a different kind of family activity? Check out our virtual quizzes and escape rooms based on our summer Imagine Your Story theme!  Every other Monday, there will be a new quiz focused on...
Category: Youth Services, Category: Kids
Posted on Wed, 07/01/2020 - 11:00am by jblock
Are you up for a challenge? Every two weeks, starting Monday, June 29, we will be posting links to virtual escape rooms for teens. If you think you think you have what it takes to escape give it a...
Category: Youth Services, Category: Teen
Posted on Tue, 06/30/2020 - 10:30am by jblock
When a child is engaging in dramatic play, she is also learning how to tell a story. The older she gets, the more elaborate her stories become - but even toddlers who start to create make-believe...
Category: Youth Services, Category: Kids
Posted on Mon, 06/29/2020 - 1:42pm by idunbar
Mansfield native and Broadway set designer David Korins talks about his life and work, which includes Hamilton, Dear Evan Hansen, Beetlejuice, Mrs. Doubtfire, and other hits!
Category: AFL Videos
Posted on Mon, 06/29/2020 - 1:37pm by idunbar
Category: AFL Videos
Posted on Mon, 06/29/2020 - 1:34pm by idunbar
Kevin Friend and Kate Klise* discuss the makings of their documentary Borderland: The Life & Times of Blanche Ames Ames. Kevin and Kate will discuss how they told the story of this remarkable...
Category: AFL Videos