Ames Free Library

"Where the Community Connects"

Kids Events

Monday, July 24
10:30am - 11:30am
Alternating between stories, songs, rhymes, and tales, Songs and Stories is perfect for children about age 2 to 5 working on their social skills, motor skills, and early literacy skills. The goal is to provide fun and rich experiences that build on a love of books, libraries, and reading that will... Read more
Monday, July 24
6:00pm - 7:00pm
Change of plans! We are excited to host Matthew Graham, comedy magician! Matthew has the honor of being the Magician for the Boston Red Sox for the last 12 years performing for players staff and fans alike. Event will move to Oakes Ames Memorial Hall in case of rain.
Tuesday, July 25
10:30am - 11:30am
Lapsit story time for babies emphasizes adult-child interaction with stories, movement, rhymes, and songs. Delight and stimulate your baby while developing pre-literacy skills during this 20-30 minute story time and a free play time afterward. No sign-up required; join us when you can!
Thursday, July 27
10:30am - 11:30am
Alternating between stories, songs, rhymes, and tales, Songs and Stories is perfect for children about age 2 to 5 working on their social skills, motor skills, and early literacy skills. The goal is to provide fun and rich experiences that build on a love of books, libraries, and reading that will... Read more
Friday, July 28
10:30am - 11:30am
Who says story times have to end when you start school? Come listen to fairy tales and folk tales with Mimsy at a story time geared toward children in kindergarten through third grade. We will read for about 30 minutes then do a small craft. No registration required; drop in when... Read more
Monday, July 31
10:30am - 11:30am
Alternating between stories, songs, rhymes, and tales, Songs and Stories is perfect for children about age 2 to 5 working on their social skills, motor skills, and early literacy skills. The goal is to provide fun and rich experiences that build on a love of books, libraries, and reading that will... Read more
Monday, July 31
6:00pm - 7:00pm
Whoosh! In the blink of an eye, a drab monk becomes a colorful court jester! He's light on his feet as he dazzles with his stunts and gets you howling at his gags. Alexander, King of Jesters, is ready to delight and amazing you! Event will move to Oakes Ames Memorial Hall in case of rain.
Tuesday, August 01
10:30am - 11:30am
Lapsit story time for babies emphasizes adult-child interaction with stories, movement, rhymes, and songs. Delight and stimulate your baby while developing pre-literacy skills during this 20-30 minute story time and a free play time afterward. No sign-up required; join us when you can!
Thursday, August 03
10:30am - 11:30am
Alternating between stories, songs, rhymes, and tales, Songs and Stories is perfect for children about age 2 to 5 working on their social skills, motor skills, and early literacy skills. The goal is to provide fun and rich experiences that build on a love of books, libraries, and reading that will... Read more
Friday, August 04
10:30am - 11:30am
Who says story times have to end when you start school? Come listen to fairy tales and folk tales with Mimsy at a story time geared toward children in kindergarten through third grade. We will read for about 30 minutes then do a small craft. No registration required; drop in when... Read more
Saturday, August 05
10:00am - 12:00pm
Come and join us on the 1st Saturday of the month from 10:00 am - 12:00 pm as we get creative having fun building with LEGO. Plenty of play space and LEGOs will be provided, just bring your imagination! For all ages, free and open to all! No unattended child drop-offs are allowed.
Monday, August 07
10:30am - 11:30am
Alternating between stories, songs, rhymes, and tales, Songs and Stories is perfect for children about age 2 to 5 working on their social skills, motor skills, and early literacy skills. The goal is to provide fun and rich experiences that build on a love of books, libraries, and reading that will... Read more
Monday, August 07
6:00pm - 7:00pm
Vic and Sticks is a husband and wife team bringing songs from the comic side of life! With Vicki on vocals, harmonica, and kazoo and Rick on antique washboard and suitcase percussion, their unique songs are performed with a vintage recycled rhythm beat! This fast paced show encourages audience... Read more
Tuesday, August 08
10:30am - 11:30am
Lapsit story time for babies emphasizes adult-child interaction with stories, movement, rhymes, and songs. Delight and stimulate your baby while developing pre-literacy skills during this 20-30 minute story time and a free play time afterward. No sign-up required; join us when you can!
Thursday, August 10
10:30am - 11:30am
Join us for a special story time session celebrating the publication of Dogasaurus Rex by Easton author Anna Staniszewski! We'll have a book reading, we'll sing some songs, and we'll do some super fun activities.   "Sadie might not be like the other dogs, but Ben knows she's the best dog... Read more
Friday, August 11
10:30am - 11:30am
Who says story times have to end when you start school? Come listen to fairy tales and folk tales with Mimsy at a story time geared toward children in kindergarten through third grade. We will read for about 30 minutes then do a small craft. No registration required; drop in when... Read more
Monday, August 14
10:30am - 11:30am
Alternating between stories, songs, rhymes, and tales, Songs and Stories is perfect for children about age 2 to 5 working on their social skills, motor skills, and early literacy skills. The goal is to provide fun and rich experiences that build on a love of books, libraries, and reading that will... Read more
Monday, August 14
6:00pm - 7:00pm
Big Ryan has been telling stories now for 11 years! His program features original stories, puppet play, a bit of music and movement, and a whole lot of fun! Event will move to Oakes Ames Memorial Hall in case of rain.
Tuesday, August 15
10:30am - 11:30am
Lapsit story time for babies emphasizes adult-child interaction with stories, movement, rhymes, and songs. Delight and stimulate your baby while developing pre-literacy skills during this 20-30 minute story time and a free play time afterward. No sign-up required; join us when you can!
Thursday, August 17
10:30am - 11:30am
Small Singers and Shakers is a music and movement class for children and their caregiver. This demo is offered for children age 0-5 by instructor Stacy Lake. Your child will be introduced to new songs, they will repeat old ones, and they will make their own music with various musical instruments.... Read more
Friday, August 18
10:30am - 11:30am
Who says story times have to end when you start school? Come listen to fairy tales and folk tales with Mimsy at a story time geared toward children in kindergarten through third grade. We will read for about 30 minutes then do a small craft. No registration required; drop in when... Read more
Monday, August 21
10:30am - 11:30am
Alternating between stories, songs, rhymes, and tales, Songs and Stories is perfect for children about age 2 to 5 working on their social skills, motor skills, and early literacy skills. The goal is to provide fun and rich experiences that build on a love of books, libraries, and reading that will... Read more
Monday, August 21
6:00pm - 7:00pm
The Toe Jam Puppet Band is back again to help us end the summer on a high note! Their variety show features interactive songs, stories and puppets, a barn dance, flying laundry, and a car wash song where the kids get sprayed with water! Event will move to Oakes Ames Memorial Hall in case of rain.
Tuesday, August 22
10:30am - 11:30am
Lapsit story time for babies emphasizes adult-child interaction with stories, movement, rhymes, and songs. Delight and stimulate your baby while developing pre-literacy skills during this 20-30 minute story time and a free play time afterward. No sign-up required; join us when you can!
Friday, August 25
10:30am - 11:30am
Who says story times have to end when you start school? Come listen to fairy tales and folk tales with Mimsy at a story time geared toward children in kindergarten through third grade. We will read for about 30 minutes then do a small craft. No registration required; drop in when... Read more
Monday, August 28
6:00pm - 7:00pm
For everyone who has ever wondered what a special vehicle looks like close-up, the library is presenting Touch a Truck! Several vehicles from the Town of Easton, the Easton Fire Department, and the Easton Police will be parked at the library so you can see all of the details, hear what they sound... Read more
Saturday, September 02
10:00am - 12:00pm
Come and join us on the 1st Saturday of the month from 10:00 am - 12:00 pm as we get creative having fun building with LEGO. Plenty of play space and LEGOs will be provided, just bring your imagination! For all ages, free and open to all! No unattended child drop-offs are allowed.
Monday, September 04
10:00am - 8:00pm
The Ames Free Library will be closed Monday, September 4 in observance of Labor Day.
Saturday, October 07
10:00am - 12:00pm
Come and join us on the 1st Saturday of the month from 10:00 am - 12:00 pm as we get creative having fun building with LEGO. Plenty of play space and LEGOs will be provided, just bring your imagination! For all ages, free and open to all! No unattended child drop-offs are allowed.
Thursday, October 12
10:30am - 11:30am
Karen from Self Help Inc (Coordinated Family and Community Engagement) hosts a toddler play group in Easton once a month. Children must be between the ages of 15 months to 3 years and parents are asked to stay with their child/ren. The children will participate in Free Play, Story Time, Music... Read more

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