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Teen Den

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!


Saturday, July 17
Once your assigned summer reading is done, check out our NEW YA BOOKS for some fun summer reading. There's something for everyone! An Emotion of Great Delight by Tahereh Mafi In the wake of 9/11,...
Friday, June 25
Looking for something fresh? Check out one of these fun summer reads!  One Man Guy by Michael Barakiva  When Alek's high-achieving, Armenian-American parents send him to summer school, he thinks his...
Tuesday, June 01
Perfect On Paper by Sophie Gonzales Seventeen-year-old Darcy Phillips, a bisexual girl who gives anonymous love advice to her classmates, is hired by the "hot" guy at school to help him get his ex...
Saturday, May 22
  Welcome to the Ames Free Library Summer Reading Program for Teens! We've posted a list of your summer reading requirements from OAHS for you to start with. Interested in winning some prizes too? ...
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...

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 the third Wednesday of every month from 4:00 - 5:00 PM.

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.