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.

Take a Tour

Ames Free Library, in partnership with, is excited to make available guided tours of the Ames Free Library Grounds and building through an easy to use and free downloadable app. The app wprks on all major smart phones and internet capable devices as well as your home computer. Are you interested in learning more about the history of your public library, your town, and the cast of characters throughout history that have made Ames Free Library possible? Then download the app and give it a try. it only takes a minute and is of course FREE! And check the app often as new tours and exhibits are added regularly!


Download the app.


 Can't make it out to the library for a tour? Take one online HERE.