Ames Free Library

"Where the Community Connects"


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, or call 508-238-2000.
  • Check out our list of online programs here!

Featured Author: Alex Gino

As described on their website, Alex Gino “loves glitter, ice cream, gardening, awe-ful puns, and stories that reflect the diversity and complexity of being alive.” Check out Alex’s website to learn more about them and their books.

Alex’s stories give middle school readers a gentle look at the life of kids struggling with their self-identity, and what it means to identify in different ways. Each character in Alex’s three books face different challenges and grow through their experiences with facing those challenges. The books are written with heart, humor, and the opportunity for growth (for both characters and readers).

George, You Don’t Know Everything, Jilly P!, and Rick are all available in the juvenile fiction section, as well on Overdrive/Libby as ebooks or on Hoopla as audiobooks. You can find out more about the books or place a hold here. Some of these titles are available on Hoopla and Overdrive/Libby. Click here to find out more about accessing ebooks through these platforms.

You Don't Know EverythingAlex GinoRick

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