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.

Room Use Request Form

Please use the provided form to request use of a room at Queset House

Prior to submitting a request please read our Meeting Room Policy

Meetings and events which are sponsored by the Library in support of its mission and goals, or are sponsored by agencies of town and regional government groups are exempt from rental fees.  In general, there is no charge for non-profit civic, cultural, educational, and community group events that are free and open to the public during the regular operating hours of the library.  Non-profit organizations using the space for meetings closed to the general public will be charged 50% of the standard rate during the regular operating hours of the library. All reserved room use must end no later than 30 minutes prior to the library's closing time.

After-hours use by any group for any reason is fee based, is dependent upon staff availability, and needs to be scheduled a minimum of 3 days in advance.



1st Floor Presentation Commons This formal wood-paneled, former dining room provides an elegant setting for conference or theater-style seating.  It is ideal for presentations and small luncheons or dinners.  banquet table seats 12; row seating accommodates 30 chairs.  Equipped with video projector, screen, and sound equipment, DVD/Blu-ray, data network, and kitchen.  This room can be set up banquet style, or theater/presentation style. Maximum capacity: 30 persons.
1st Floor Information Cafe This bright intimate room is ideal for small group meetings. Capacity: 6 to 8 persons. 
2nd Floor Digital Media Lab Located on the second floor of Queset House, our Digital Media Lab is equipped with all the technologies one would require to create or edit digital media. This room includes public access to 3 Mac computers running various creative software programs including the Adobe Creative Cloud suite of products. Additional equipment may be available upon request. Capacity: 6-8 persons.
2nd Floor Maker Space A bright corner room with space for group activities and instructional meetings for crafts such as knitting, quilting, simple robotics, and beading. Modular tables are provided. Maximum capacity: 15 persons.
2nd Floor Conference Room Ideal for workshops, classroom-style activities, or theater seating, this room provides a professional and private setting.  Up to eight task tables may be configured as needed.  Equipped with 70” high-definition TV screen, DVD/Blu-ray, and data network.  By special arrangement, presentations may be simulcast to the first floor Presentation Commons. Room can be set up in conference style or theater/presentation style. Maximum capacity: 30 persons.
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