Ames Free Library

"Where the Community Connects"


Current hours: Monday - Wednesday & Friday - Saturday, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Thursday 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.

  • Visits are limited to a maximum of 45 minutes per person.
  • Total occupancy in the building is limited to 10 visitors at any given time, so short waits outside may be necessary.
  • Please go here for more information on what services are currently available.
  • Email us at, or call 508-238-2000.
  • Check out our list of online programs here!


Teen Homepage

Teen Den

The Teen Den at the Ames Free Library is closed until further notice, due to the outbreak of novel coronavirus in Easton. For new YA materials, favorites, and staff picks, visit our YA shelf in the adult fiction section! And we are happy to grab items for you from the Teen Den - please ask!

The Teen Den is located on the first floor of the Library, and houses our collection of YA fiction, graphic novels, manga, magazines, audio books and electronic games. This area is dedicated to teens only every day after 2 p.m. for socialization, homework, gaming, or simply hanging out. There is a TV with gaming systems that are free to use, an assortment of physical games and art materials, and of course, books for perusal. Please let us know if you have any recommendations for this space!


Posted on Mon, 02/01/2021 - 2:34pm by jblock
Have you been in to the library lately? We're open, and even though the Teen Den isn't open for browsing, we're still curating a great collection for you. Check out what's new below, then place a...
Category: Youth Services, Category: Teen
Posted on Fri, 11/20/2020 - 10:00am by jblock
Take your remote schooling to a whole new level! AFL has a new database to support your academics.  Brainfuse HelpNow offers on-demand, personalized tutoring for K-12 students and adult learners. Log...
Category: Youth Services, Category: Kids, Category: Teen
Posted on Thu, 11/05/2020 - 10:00am by jblock
Kiersten White is a writer of young-adult fiction covering a variety of genres (fantasy, historical fiction, paranormal); and she also wrote a middle-grade novel of funny fairy tales. She lives with...
Category: Youth Services, Category: Teen
Posted on Wed, 10/28/2020 - 11:00am by jblock
Practice self-love and take care of yourself with some YOGA! Check out the links below to get started!
Category: Youth Services, Category: Teen
Posted on Wed, 10/21/2020 - 11:00am by jblock
I’ll Give You The Sun by Jandy Nelson Available on Overdrive/Libby A story of first love, family, loss, and betrayal told from different points in time, and in separate voices, by artists Jude and...
Category: Youth Services, Category: Teen

AFL Teen Advisory Board

Teens ages 12 to 18 can earn volunteer or community service hours by joining the AFL Teen Advisory Board and attending monthly meetings.

By joining the AFL Teen Advisory Board, teens can:

  • Help plan events and programs at the Library
  • See what's new in the YA collection
  • Help choose Library materials
  • Promote Library awareness!

Meetings are held online through Zoom the third Wednesday of every month from 4:00 - 5:00 PM, until further notice.

If you have any questions about joining the AFL Teen Advisory Board, please call 508-238-2000 OR email:

Purchase Request

Is there a book, CD or DVD you would like us to add to our collection?  Let us know by filling out a purchase request.