Ames Free Library

"Where the Community Connects"

LIBRARY BUILDING CLOSED FOR GENERAL USE

Our service hours are Monday - Saturday, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Email us at info@amesfreelibrary.org or call 508-238-2000

Our phones are very busy! If you are having trouble reaching us via phone, send us an email or use the chat box on the left.

CURRENT SERVICES AVAILABLE:

Appointment-based window pickups of reserved material and external book drop

Reservation-based, 45-minute computer, printer, and scanner use

Online programs, plus eBooks, audiobooks, and databases for all ages

Returns: Book drop (located near handicapped parking spaces) is now open for all returns - returned items will be quarantined for several days prior to check-in. Fines for materials due 3/1/2020 - 7/31/2020 are waived.

Newspapers

The Ames Free Library owns a range of newspaper back issues that cover the Easton area:

Easton Journal

  • Jan-June 1994 through Jan-June 2015 (bound physical holdings)
  • July 2015-Dec 2016 (boxed physical holdings)
  • For 2017-2018 digital access (in-Library use only), these are searchable under the "Easton Journal" entry on our Research page
Easton Bulletin (all are physical holdings) 
  • 1931-1932
  • 1949-1966
  • May-June 1993 through March 1999 
If you are interested in browsing our physical holdings, you are welcome to come in and we will bring them downstairs for you.
 
If you are researching area history or genealogy and need information not covered by our holdings, we recommend contacting the Brockton Public Library, which has microfilm holdings of local newspapers dating back to the 1850's and 1880's.
 
Another good source for local history searches is our Ancestry Library Edition database, which is accessible from within the Library. Please come visit us to start searching!
 
You are welcome to contact us here at the Reference desk at info@amesfreelibrary.org, or 508-238-2000, ext. 3 if you have any other questions! We will do our best to help you out.