Ames Free Library

"Where the Community Connects"

LIBRARY CLOSED TO PUBLIC & STAFF THROUGH APRIL 7, 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 April 7, 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. All items are now due April 15, and 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.

Renting Queset House

Set back from Main Street in North Easton, on ground adjoining the Ames Free Library, is a perfect example of what Andrew Jackson Downing would have called “a tasteful cottage on a smiling lawn.”

Queset House, named for the stream which winds through the grounds, is a stone house of English Gothic style. The house has beautiful walled gardens, sloping lawns, and a pathway to the restored Italianate Queset Garden.  The lovely wood paneled main floor has several large rooms, including a kitchen and two bathrooms and is ideal for small-to-medium sized events.

Queset House is a casually elegant, affordable option that gives you the flexibility to design a memorable, personalized occasion.  This house is an historic building and part of the Ames Free Library Campus.  Because of the unique nature of our property, event times are limited. If you are interested in hosting an event here, please fill out the form below. For fees and other information please see our Rental Guide for Events.

Please enter the date you wish to rent the Queset House on. If you are unsure, an estimate is okay.
Birthday, baby shower, sweet 16, anniversary? Let us know what type of event you have planned.
Please leave the best number at which to reach you, so that our Development Manager can follow up with you regarding your inquiry.
If possible, please provide a valid email address so that our Development Manager can share important documents related to Queset House Rentals with you.
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