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.


The Ames Free Library has two different scanners for you to use at the main Library building, and scanning is free!

1) Our Xerox VersaLink B7030 photocopier, located in the Barrel Vault Room of the main Library building, also has a scanning function. From the home screen, you will find multiple scanning apps:

  • Email
  • Scan To (after selecting this app, you will then select "Email" on the next screen and enter the destination email address)
  • Scan to Google Drive
  • Scan to Dropbox

You may either scan single page documents using the scanner glass, or use the document feeder on the top of the photocopier for multiple-page jobs. Please see a librarian if you require assistance.

2) The KIC Click Mini, located in the Fireplace Room of the main Library building, is an intuitive and easy to use face-up book scanner with many convenient integrated data sharing features. You may email your files directly from the scanner, or please bring a USB drive to save your files. If you need help, please ask a librarian!

(To learn more about the KIC Click Mini and all of DLSG's other great scanning and imaging solutions, please visit DSLG's site.)


As an alternative to these, we also offer a Canon flatbed scanner (which is connected to a PC). These can be accessed at Queset House, 51 Main Street, North Easton, in the Second Floor Digital Media Lab. Instructions are provided with the scanner, but if you need assistance, please ask the Queset Manager in the First Floor Office.