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.

Purchase Request Form

Is there an item you would like us to own? Before suggesting a title for purchase, please check our local holdings first at and then our statewide holdings at If the item is not available on either site, let us know what you would like by filling out our Purchase Request form below!

Please be aware that:

  • We generally do not order items for our collection more than three months ahead of publication date
  • Priority is given to suggestions that are currently, or soon to be, published
  • While we do value your input and consider each suggestion carefully, we cannot buy every suggested title
What happens next? When you submit a purchase request, you will be notified by one of our librarians about the status of your request, and whether the purchase has been completed. If the item is purchased, you will then be placed on the hold list. (Unfortunately, we cannot guarantee priority placement on the hold list.)
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