Ames Free Library

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LIBRARY CLOSED TO PUBLIC & STAFF THROUGH APRIL 7, 2020 - Please check back for updates


The Town of Easton and Easton Select Board have declared a State of Emergency in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. On Monday, March 23, the Governor of Massachusetts issued an order for non-essential businesses to close their physical buildings to workers and the public, while encouraging those businesses to operate remotely. Given that proactive flattening of the contagion will serve Easton in the long run:


  • The Ames Free Library and Queset House will be closed to the public and to staff through April 7, 2020.
  • All public programming and private group meetings at the Library and Queset House are suspended until further notice.
  • "Holds pickup" window is now closed, based on the direct recommendation of the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners (MBLC).
  • Please do not return any materials while the Library remains closed. All items are now due April 15, and there will be no late fines accruing during the period the Library remains closed.
  • As always, a range of online resources are available here on the website, 24/7, including our online reference services and brand-new, online Storytimes!  You may also register for a library card online. Library staff are continuing to work hard on increasing innovative online programs, so keep checking back for updates.

Youth Summer Reading List 2019


Are you ready to read? Check for your school below to find your summer reading information. Then be sure to visit us at the Library to sign up for the Youth Summer Reading Program, so you can "Read and Bead" an awesome necklace or keychain!

6th-8th Graders at Easton Middle School

All students entering grades 6-8 are participating in the “One School, One Book” summer reading initiative, and will be reading The Miscalculations of Lightning Girl by Stacy McAnulty! Visit our catalog to place your hold.

3rd-5th Graders at Richardson Olmsted Elementary

Read at least TWO books of YOUR choice! (If you’re stumped for ideas, ask Miss Jess in Youth Services for suggestions.) You will have two half-page writing prompts. Here is the "Summer Reading for RO Students" information packet (please disregard references to "third graders" - this information applies to ALL grades, 3-5).

Kindergarten through 2nd Graders

Center School Elementary, Moreau Hall Elementary, and Parkview Elementary are encouraged to read, read, READ! Join the library's Read and Bead program to earn beads while you track time spent reading. Come in to the Youth Services department to find out more!