Wondering what books AFL staff read and loved in 2020? Click the link below to see some of our favorite fiction and nonfiction titles. Click on any book cover and get directed to the AFL catalog to learn more or place a hold.
Pajama storytime is fun for the whole family! We'll share books, rhymes, & songs to help wind down your evening. This storytime is designed to engage children of various ages. Pajamas are encouraged, but not required.
Listen to Miss Jess share Hanukkah and Christmas books during these holiday storytimes!
These prerecorded storytimes can be viewed at your convenience, December 1 - 31, 2020!
To see ALL of our storytimes, visit our Storytimes playlist on our YouTube page!
Welcome to Miss Jess Suggests!
In each episode of this series, Head of Youth Services Jessica Block recommends great books for you to try (plus some bonus titles!). Different episodes will focus on one interest level or age group, so if you don't hear about something "just right" for your reader, check back! We'll cover books for babies and toddlers straight through middle school. And of course, they are all available here in the Children's Room at the Ames Free Library.
November is flying by, but there’s still fun to be had from Youth Services!
Zoom storytimes with Miss Jess continue weekly through November. No advance registration is required. All storytimes start at 10:30 AM. Learn more about each storytime.
Kiersten White is a writer of young-adult fiction covering a variety of genres (fantasy, historical fiction, paranormal); and she also wrote a middle-grade novel of funny fairy tales. She lives with her family in San Diego, CA.
This month’s featured author is homegrown! Local author Anna Staniszewski’s books span from tween novels to picture books, with a new chapter book series in between! Visit Ms. Staniszewski’s website to find out more about all of her books, get a sneak peek at her upcoming picture book, and to learn more about her.