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.

Winthrop Ames Snow White

Snow White (1916) is an American silent film made by Famous Players-Lasky Corporation and produced by Adolph Zukor and Daniel Frohman. The film was directed by J. Searle Dawley, from the Grimm brothers story. Winthrop Ames adapted it to the screen from his play "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs" that he had written under the pseudonym "Jessie Graham White" and had produced in 1912 at his Little Theatre on Broadway. This film was Walt Disney's inspiration for "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs" when he saw the Marguerite Clark version as a 15-year-old newsboy.