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.

Support Us

It is through the generosity of our patrons and community members that the Ames Free Library is able to consistently provide you with the quality programming that you’ve come to expect and rely on. If you’ve ever enjoyed connecting with your community through discussion with a local author; listening to a concert or strolling quietly in our beautiful Queset Garden; participating in a lively children’s storytime; learning new skills in a class or training session; creating projects with new technologies at Queset House; and of course, checking out or downloading your favorite books, movies, and music; then please consider giving a lasting gift to your friends, neighbors, and the whole community of Easton. A donation in any amount is always appreciated! There are four different ways to donate:


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Monetary Gifts

Gifts of any amount may be made through Square, our secure online credit payment system (there is a small processing fee for these transactions, and a minimum donation of $25).

Or checks may be made payable to:

Ames Free Library, 53 Main Street, North Easton, MA 02356

Brick with "your name here"

Bricks for Books

Put your name "in stone" as a contributor to one of the best small libraries in America, and Easton's treasure. A brick engraved with the text of your choice will grace the Ames Free Library walkways, making you a permanent part of this historic H.H. Richardson landmark!

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Amazon Smile

Planning on shopping through Amazon? Through Amazon Smile, .5% of the cost of your purchase will be given by Amazon to the Ames Free Library.



Amazon Wishlist

Amazon Wishlist

If you are interested in supplementing our collection or equipment here at the Library, please have a look through our Amazon Wishlist!