Ames Free Library

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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!


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...
Friday, November 20
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...
Thursday, November 05
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...
Wednesday, October 28
Practice self-love and take care of yourself with some YOGA! Check out the links below to get started!

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.