Ames Free Library

"Where the Community Connects"

LIBRARY CLOSED TO PUBLIC & STAFF THROUGH MAY 4, 2020 - Please check back for updates

 

The Town of Easton and Easton Select Board have declared a State of Emergency in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. On Monday, March 23, the Governor of Massachusetts issued an order for non-essential businesses to close their physical buildings to workers and the public, while encouraging those businesses to operate remotely. Given that proactive flattening of the contagion will serve Easton in the long run:

 

  • The Ames Free Library and Queset House will be closed to the public and to staff through May 4, 2020.
  • All public programming and private group meetings at the Library and Queset House are suspended until further notice.
  • "Holds pickup" window is now closed, based on the direct recommendation of the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners (MBLC).
  • Please do not return any materials while the Library remains closed.  Library items will not be due until June 4. There will be no late fines accruing during the period the Library remains closed.
  • As always, a range of online resources are available here on the website, 24/7, including our online reference services and brand-new, online Storytimes!  You may also register for a library card online. Library staff are continuing to work hard on increasing innovative online programs, so keep checking back for updates.

Library of Things

Everyone knows that the library is the place to borrow books, music, and movies, but we bet you didn't know how much more there is to your library. Below find a list of our library of things! What is a library of things? Well, it is exactly what it sounds like: a collection of physical items available for you to borrow just like a book! We know, it sounds awesome, and it is! 

So feel free to browse the list below of all the amazing things you can bring home from the Ames Free Library.

 

Electronic Devices Available to Borrow:   
ZTE Falcon 4G LTE WiFi Hotspot (4) ROKU 3 (4) Acer Chromebook C720 (2)
     
     

Kindle Fire HD 7" and Kindle Fire HD 8"

Kindle KeyboardKids' KindleTeen Kindle (2)

Nintendo Switch

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 (Books are pre-loaded - ask us about purchasing other titles!)  (Books are pre-loaded - ask us about purchasing other titles!)  (games available in the Children's Room!)
     
 SONY HDR-CX330 HandyCam Dell Micro-Portable 2200MP Projector  Kill-A-Watt EZ (Electricity Usage Monitor)
     
      
Akai Bluetooth Karaoke Machine Canbor Virtual Reality Headset  Portable CD Player
 
     
Available to Use in the Library:   
Charging Cables & Plugs for Apple & Android (In-house use only)    

   
 

  
Electronic Devices Available to Use at the Queset House: 
X-Box 360 (In-house use only at Queset House)  Playstation 3 (In-house use only at Queset House)  Wii U (In-house use only at Queset House & Teen Den)
     
     
Rocksmith Guitar Bundle (In-house use only at Queset House) littleBits Workshop Set (In-house use only at Queset House)
 Acer Chromebook 710 (4) (In-house use only at Queset House)
   
     
 Amazon Laminator (In-house use only at Queset House)    
   
     

* We also offer hundreds of electronic games for all ages, for various video game systems including the Xbox 360 Xbox One, Playstation 3, Playstation 4, Nintendo Wii, Nintendo Wii U, Nintendo Switch, and the Nintendo DS.


Knitting & Sewing Tools Available to Borrow:  
Knitting Needles US 6, 8, & 10 Lace Blocking Wires 34.5"/88.00mm Escali Primo Digital Scale
     
 

  
Knitting & Sewing Tools Available to Use at the Queset House:  
Wooden Umbrella Swift Yarn Winder

Janome Sewing Machine

Wool Winder
   
 

Tutorial appointment required prior to use

 

  
Miscellaneous Items:    
Large Ceremonial Scissors Orion Starblast 4.5" Telescope Bocce Balls
   

Ellison Prestige Pro Die-Cutting Machine

(in-house use only at Queset House)

   
     

* We also offer dozens of board games for all ages (In-house use only at Queset House).