Ames Free Library

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  • Summer reading is here! Starting Saturday, June 19, kids, teens, and adults can join this year's program and be eligible for some great prizes! Track all your...
  • The Ames Free Library wants to hear from you! September is Library Card Sign-Up month and we want to spread the word about how great it is to have a library card. What makes your...
  • August 2021 is Hoopla Bonus Borrows month! August themes include: All Things British; Back to School: STEAM!; Biographies & Memoirs; Pop Culture Celebration; Relaxation;...
  • Looking for a new and exciting way to connect with nature at the Sheep Pasture property? Girl Scout Gold Award candidate Reilly Clark of Girl Scout Troop 65049 has developed four...
  • Where virtual exploration = reading inspiration! Visit our Virtual Reading Rooms page here!
  • At the AFL Readers' Corner, we've got tons of great reading suggestions and inspiration, just for you! Check it out here: ...

What's Happening

Thu, Aug 05
10:30am - 11:00am
It’s raining, it’s pouring…  Due to inclement weather, storytime is canceled today, August 5... Read More
Fri, Aug 06
11:00am - 12:00pm
Have you always wanted to research your family tree? Did you have your DNA tested and want help understanding the... Read More
Fri, Aug 06
1:30pm - 2:30pm
Picture this... You're innocently going about your day when suddenly, out of the corner of your eye, you see something... Read More
Fri, Aug 06
2:30pm - 3:30pm
Picture this... You're innocently going about your day when suddenly, out of the corner of your eye, you see something... Read More
Mon, Aug 09
10:00am - 5:00pm
Each month we will provide a new craft kit for you to take home & create art with your child. We'll bet you made... Read More
Mon, Aug 09
10:30am - 11:30am
Qigong is an ancient Chinese health care system benefiting the body and mind, similar to Tai Chi. It integrates slow... Read More
Friday, July 30
See what’s happening on the grounds of the Ames Free Library or nearby areas with “A Glimpse of Nature.”  Offered by Lorraine Rubinacci, the library's resident naturalist, this weekly photo blog is a...
Friday, July 23
See what’s happening on the grounds of the Ames Free Library or nearby areas with “A Glimpse of Nature.”  Offered by Lorraine Rubinacci, the library's resident naturalist, this weekly photo blog is a...
Saturday, July 17
Once your assigned summer reading is done, check out our NEW YA BOOKS for some fun summer reading. There's something for everyone! An Emotion of Great Delight by Tahereh Mafi In the wake of 9/11,...
Monday, July 12
See what’s happening on the grounds of the Ames Free Library or nearby areas with “A Glimpse of Nature.”  Offered by Lorraine Rubinacci, the library's resident naturalist, this weekly photo blog is a...
Monday, July 12
Ever been curious what your neighbors are reading or watching? Here are just some of their suggestions! As we receive more recommendations, we'll post them here on the AFL Blog. If you would like to...