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Tuesday, April 28
Have a conversation with your child today. Boy, that sounds easy… maybe? Talking at or to someone isn’t the same as talking with someone. Obviously young children aren’t the best conversationalists,...
Monday, April 27
Snuggling together for a family movie is a great way to spend some of these rainy days! We like to occasionally host Family Movies at the library, but you can do it at home too. You probably already...
Saturday, April 25
Still waiting for that OverDrive hold to be ready for you? Are you looking for a book that you can start reading right now? It's time to give Hoopla a try!   Hoopla offers ebooks and audiobooks -...
Saturday, April 25
Currently Reading: Little Women by Louisa May Alcott Reader: Alyisha Wasilewski  Image retrieved from: https://www.kobo.com/ie/en/audiobook/little-women-162   Genre: Juvenile Fiction Format:...
Friday, April 24
This month we’re introducing you to Margaret Peterson Haddix. Ms. Haddix’s work features adventure and mystery, creating riveting, suspenseful stories for older elementary and middle school readers...
Wednesday, April 22
Are you a comic lover? Check out these 19 webcomics that you can read right now!  A personal favorite from this list is Heartstopper by Alice Osman. This graphic novel is available in physical form,...
Tuesday, April 21
In our virtual storytimes this week, we talked a little bit about our essential workers, from grocery store employees to mail carriers to healthcare workers. You can honor them by encouraging your...
Monday, April 20
We’re all missing our annual April break library tea party, but you can host your own tea party at home! There are usually three parts to our tea party: games, snacks with tea, and planting a seed....
Friday, April 17
Welcome to the second episode in Ames Free Library's new video series, “Stepping Out.” These short, Library-produced nature videos will, we hope, enrich your outdoor experiences and increase your...
Friday, April 17
Using these really fun cards from Barefoot Books, take the following elements to write a story of your own! Work on your writing skills by creating a story (make sure it has a beginning, a middle,...

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