Ames Free Library

"Where the Community Connects"

LIBRARY OPEN FOR HOLDS PICKUP, QUICK BROWSING, AND COMPUTER USE!

Current hours: Monday - Wednesday & Friday - Saturday, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Thursday 10 a.m. - 8 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

Storytime break! We are taking a break from posting new storytimes, but please check back with us in October for some brand new storytime sessions! In the meantime, you can still enjoy our previously recorded sessions below.

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!

Stories and Songs Online

Storytime break! We are taking a break from posting new storytimes, but please check back with us in October for some brand new storytime sessions! In the meantime, you can still enjoy our previously recorded sessions below.

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.

Wiggle Worms Online

Storytime break! We are taking a break from posting new storytimes, but please check back with us in October for some brand new storytime sessions! In the meantime, you can still enjoy our previously recorded sessions below.

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.

Family Storytime Online

Storytime break! We are taking a break from posting new storytimes, but please check back with us in October for some brand new storytime sessions! In the meantime, you can still enjoy our previously recorded sessions below.

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.

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