Ames Free Library

"Where the Community Connects"


Our service hours are Monday - Saturday, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Email us at or call 508-238-2000

Our phones are very busy! If you are having trouble reaching us via phone, send us an email or use the chat box on the left.


Appointment-based window pickups of reserved material and external book drop

Reservation-based, 45-minute computer, printer, and scanner use

Online programs, plus eBooks, audiobooks, and databases for all ages

Returns: Book drop (located near handicapped parking spaces) is now open for all returns - returned items will be quarantined for several days prior to check-in. Fines for materials due 3/1/2020 - 7/31/2020 are waived.


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, 07/01/2020 - 11:00am by jblock
Are you up for a challenge? Every two weeks, starting Monday, June 29, we will be posting links to virtual escape rooms for teens. If you think you think you have what it takes to escape give it a...
Category: Youth Services, Category: Teen
Posted on Wed, 06/24/2020 - 11:00am by jblock
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Pride Month (LGBT Pride Month) is celebrated annually in June to honor the 1969 Stonewall riots, and works to achieve equal justice and equal opportunity for...
Category: Youth Services, Category: Teen
Posted on Wed, 06/17/2020 - 11:00am by jblock
Bored and need something to do? Feeling crafty but don't know where to start? Check out these 15 fun DIY projects you can complete at home this summer. These aren't your kiddie crafts, so be prepared...
Category: Youth Services, Category: Teen
Posted on Wed, 06/10/2020 - 10:30am by jblock
Adam Silvera was born and raised in the Bronx. He is one of YA’s best own-voices authors. (“Own-voices authors” means people who live the experience of the marginalized communities about which they...
Category: Youth Services, Category: Teen
Posted on Tue, 06/09/2020 - 1:27pm by kkazlauskas
TEEN SUMMER READING PROGRAM 2020 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....
Category: Teen

AFL Teen Advisory Board

All AFL Teen Advisory Board meetings have been suspended until further notice.

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
  • Help choose Library materials
  • Promote Library awareness!

Meetings are held on the third Thursday of every month from 4:00 - 5:00 PM in the Teen Den of the Main Library.

Drinks and snacks are served at all meetings!

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.