Ames Free Library

"Where the Community Connects"

LIBRARY OPEN FOR HOLDS PICKUP AND COMPUTER USE!

Current hours:

Monday - Saturday, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Visits are limited to a maximum of 45 minutes per person.

Total occupancy in the building is limited to 10 visitors at any given time, so short waits outside may be necessary.

Please go here for more information on what services are currently available.

Email us at info@amesfreelibrary.org, or call 508-238-2000.

Check out our list of online programs here!

Story Times Online

Program Updates: Storytime

If you’ve somehow missed it, here’s your reminder to check out our virtual storytimes! It’s been hard not being able to see our favorite smiling faces every week, but we’re trying to keep your kiddos engaged with some online entertainment instead. If you’re a storytime regular, you’ll find a lot of familiar content along with familiar faces. If you haven’t been to storytime before, welcome! Now’s the time to check it out! There is a version of each regularly scheduled storytime updated every week.

Babytime Online

Babytime is storytime for littles! This group is best for pre-walkers from 0 to 15 months old. Caregivers and babies will learn lap games, bounces, and rhymes which we'll repeat frequently, plus share a couple of books each week. Build your child's appreciation for books & reading at Babytime!

Looking for more baby literacy activities? Try these links:

Stories and Songs Online

Alternating between stories, songs, and rhymes, Stories and Songs is perfect for children about age 3 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 stay with children for a lifetime.

For your own storytimes at home, here are some links to free online storybooks that your little ones will enjoy!

TumbleBooks: animated picture books

Wiggle Worms Online

Best for mobile toddlers, Wiggle Worms is a fast-paced storytime with songs, rhymes, and stories to keep them occupied! This a great way to engage busy bodies with early literacy and opportunities for play. Crawlers and pre-walkers are also welcome.

For your own storytimes at home, here are some links to free online storybooks that your little ones will enjoy!

Family Storytime Online

Come one, come all! Family Storytime has stories for preschoolers, toddlers, and caregivers to enjoy together. You’ll also hear favorite songs and rhymes every week. This 30-minute storytime is great for building a love of books with the whole family.

For your own storytimes at home, here are some links to free online storybooks that your little ones will enjoy!

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