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Wednesday, June 24
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Pride Month (LGBT Pride Month) is celebrated annually in June to honor the 1969 Stonewall riots, and works to achieve equal justice and equal opportunity for...
Tuesday, June 23
Writing…the most difficult to understand of the pre-literacy skills. How can I work on writing when my baby can’t even hold her own bottle? Writing definitely comes later when preschoolers have...
Monday, June 22
Although our summer events look different this year, we are still hosting a variety of family and children’s activities and events. The Family Fun events that are usually held in our garden will...
Friday, June 19
If you’ve ever played Pictionary or Telestrations, you’ll probably love this family activity! If you haven’t played those games, this is a good substitute (it’s basically a homemade, simplified...
Wednesday, June 17
Bored and need something to do? Feeling crafty but don't know where to start? Check out these 15 fun DIY projects you can complete at home this summer. These aren't your kiddie crafts, so be prepared...
Tuesday, June 16
Lazy days of summer are perfect for spreading out a blanket in the shade and sharing some books with your baby. Picture books – even those written for very young children – are perfect for building...
Monday, June 15
School’s out!! This year did not exactly shape up the way anyone was expecting when we started last fall, but here we are. Whether you (parent or student!) limped across the finish line or sprinted...
Friday, June 12
Ever thought about writing a book? Maybe a really short one? Literally… short…  Seasonal AFL Author-in-Residence Kate Klise recently shared this fun article about making tiny books. Consider...
Wednesday, June 10
Adam Silvera was born and raised in the Bronx. He is one of YA’s best own-voices authors. (“Own-voices authors” means people who live the experience of the marginalized communities about which they...
Tuesday, June 09
TEEN SUMMER READING PROGRAM 2020 Welcome to the Ames Free Library Summer Reading Program for Teens! We've posted a list of your summer reading requirements from OAHS for you to start with....

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