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.

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 Wed, 10/07/2020 - 11:00am by jblock
Andrea Nicole Livingstone (born July 10, 1985), known as Nic Stone, is an American New York Times best-selling author of young adult fiction, best known for her debut novel Dear Martin. Boston...
Category: Youth Services, Category: Teen
Posted on Wed, 09/30/2020 - 10:45am by jblock
Banned Books Week (September 27 - October 3, 2020) is an annual event celebrating the freedom to read. It spotlights current and historical attempts to censor books in libraries and schools. It...
Category: Youth Services, Category: Teen
Posted on Wed, 09/23/2020 - 11:00am by jblock
Teen (YA) nonfiction books can be found shelved in the Barrel Vault Room at the Ames Free Library along with general adult nonfiction. This collection is currently open for browsing.   Body Talk: 37...
Category: Youth Services, Category: Teen
Posted on Wed, 09/16/2020 - 10:30am by jblock
School starts tomorrow, even if it looks a little different that you might have been expecting even a week ago! With all these changes in the air, now’s a good time to take a few deep breaths and...
Category: Youth Services, Category: Teen
Posted on Wed, 09/09/2020 - 11:00am by jblock
Patrick Ness is a British-American author, journalist, lecturer and screenwriter. Born in the United States, Mr. Ness moved to London and holds dual citizenship. He is best known for his books for...
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.