Ames Free Library

"Where the Community Connects"
The Ames Free Library will close early at 5:00PM on Wednesday, November 22 and will be closed all day Thursday, November 23 in observance of Thanksgiving.

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  • EASTON SHOVEL TOWN CULTURAL DISTRICT TO PRESENT SIXTH ANNUAL ARTISANS FAIRE & HOLIDAY TEA   The Easton Shovel Town Cultural District is excited to announce our sixth annual...
  • New Service! Ames Free Library now offers Hoopla: a digital service that lets Ames Free Library cardholders borrow up to three items each month. Movies, TV shows, ebooks,...
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  • Are you looking for help checking out e-Books from the library? Do you have some questions about how to use your computer or set up an email address? Or maybe you are doing some...
  • Speak One on One with an Expert The Ames Free Library is excited to bring to you resident experts! These are members of our community that are knowledgeable in something special...

Upcoming Events

Fri, Nov 24
10:30am - 11:30am
Want to share mindfulness skills and meet other folks with contemplative practices? Welcome to an open, peer-to-peer... Read More
Sat, Nov 25
10:00am - 4:00pm
Have you always wanted to make sterling silver jewelry from scratch? Drop in and watch live sterling silver jewelry... Read More
Mon, Nov 27
10:00am - 1:00pm
Have you always wanted to make sterling silver jewelry from scratch? Drop in and watch live sterling silver jewelry... Read More
Mon, Nov 27
6:00pm - 7:00pm
Join the Library Beaders on the fourth Monday of each month as we explore the infinite variety of ways to assemble... Read More
Tue, Nov 28
10:30am - 12:30pm
Do you have a bunch of photo slides that need to be brought into the 21st century or negatives that you never got... Read More
Tue, Nov 28
1:00pm - 2:00pm
Come join us for a discussion on this month's selected book, Another Brooklyn, by Jacqueline Woodson.  For... Read More
Mon, Nov 27
10:30am - 11:00am
Alternating between stories, songs, and rhymes, Songs and Stories is perfect for children about age 2 to 5 working on... Read More
Tue, Nov 28
10:30am - 11:00am
Best for mobile toddlers, Wiggle Worms is a fast-paced storytime with songs, rhymes, and stories to keep them occupied... Read More
Wed, Nov 29
10:30am - 11:00am
Babytime is storytime for littles! This group is best for pre-walkers from 0 to 2 years old. Caregivers and babies will... Read More
Thu, Nov 30
10:30am - 11:00am
Alternating between stories, songs, and rhymes, Songs and Stories is perfect for children about age 2 to 5 working on... Read More
Sat, Dec 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... Read More
Sat, Dec 02
1:00pm - 3:00pm
Make a holiday card to send warm wishes to loved ones near and far! We'll provide the paper, markers, glue &... Read More
Sat, Nov 25
1:00pm - 4:30pm
Play PS3, X-Box 360, WiiU, board games, or bring your own Magic the Gathering cards!    Every other Saturday, join in... Read More
Tue, Nov 28
3:00pm - 4:00pm
The Queset Writing Group is open to teenagers 13 and up who are interested in creative writing. Bring your work in... Read More
Wed, Nov 29
10:30am - 12:30pm
Is that car of yours making strange noises? Wonder if it is really time to change those brakes? Not comfortable with... Read More
Wed, Nov 29
10:30am - 1:00pm
Dana is available each Wednesday & Thursday morning at the Queset House to help you better navigate this digital... Read More
Thu, Nov 30
10:30am - 1:00pm
Dana is available each Wednesday & Thursday morning at the Queset House to help you better navigate this digital... Read More
Sat, Dec 02
1:00pm - 4:30pm
Play PS3, X-Box 360, WiiU, board games, or bring your own Magic the Gathering cards!    Every other Saturday, join in... Read More
Fri, Dec 01
10:00am - 5:00pm
The Ames Free Library will be closed Friday, December 1 for STAFF DEVELOPMENT DAY.
Thu, Dec 07
2:00pm - 3:00pm
In conjunction with the library, Temple Beth Emunah invites children in grades 1-5 for a Hanukkah celebration and... Read More
Sat, Dec 09
10:00am - 4:00pm
EASTON SHOVEL TOWN CULTURAL DISTRICT TO PRESENT SIXTH ANNUAL ARTISANS FAIRE & HOLIDAY TEA The Easton Shovel Town... Read More
Tue, Dec 12
6:30pm - 7:30pm
Kevin Paicos began his career in Special Forces on Feb. 6, 1972 until his retirement on Oct. 31, 2014... Read More
Mon, Dec 25
10:00am - 8:00pm
The Ames Free Library will be closed Monday, December 25 in observance of Christmas.
Tue, Feb 20
6:30pm - 7:30pm
The Ames Free Library is delighted to host our Artist-In-Residence at MINDFUL... Read More