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!


Thursday, April 15
Spring is in the air! New buds on the trees, new flowers in the yard... new teen books in the library!   The Cost of Knowing by Brittney Morris  Sixteen-year-old Alex Rufus's curse of seeing the...
Monday, April 05
Becky Albertalli is an American author of young adult fiction, known for Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda, which was adapted into the 2018 film Love, Simon and inspired the spin-off television...
Friday, April 02
Teens! Do you know... *How do you apply for financial aid?*What types of financial aid are available?*What is the FAFSA?*What is the deadline for the FAFSA?*Who qualifies for the FAFSA?   If these...
Wednesday, March 24
Time MARCHes on (haha, see what we did there?), and though you still can't get into the Teen Den, you can find great new reads on our temporary YA shelf in the corner of the Fiction Room on the first...
Monday, February 01
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...

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.