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!

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Early Literacy Activities: PLAY

When a child is engaging in dramatic play, she is also learning how to tell a story. The older she gets, the more elaborate her stories become - but even toddlers who start to create make-believe with their toys are telling stories! When a stuffed animal gets tucked into bed - there’s a story behind it. When the truck rolls over a cardboard box - there’s a story behind it. When he tells you what happened first, what came next, and how it all ended, he’s just told a story! 

Master Class Online - How to Tell a Life Story with Filmmaker Kevin Friend and Writer Kate Klise

Kevin Friend and Kate Klise* discuss the makings of their documentary Borderland: The Life & Times of Blanche Ames Ames. Kevin and Kate will discuss how they told the story of this remarkable woman in words, images, and music. Whether you're looking to document your own life or the life of a loved one in a book, memorial video, or documentary, don't miss this unique opportunity to learn the first steps in telling a life story.

Master Class Online - Be Green at Home, Making Safe and Affordable Skin Care Products in Your Kitchen!

Karen Roche, a breast cancer survivor, who passionately develops products that do the job without hurting your skin or the environment. She'll demonstrate some simple to make and use products as you avoid shopping and explore new options! For a list of ingredients that you'll need for the Master Class, click here.

Program Updates: ReadSquared Missions

Have you signed up for summer reading yet? Do it now! It’s all online, so you can sign up, record your reading, and select your prize beads (kids up to age 12) or raffle tickets (teens and adults) right from your device!

Once you’re logged in, check out all fun extras! Follow your reading progress on the game board, play mini-games, enter codes to earn fun badges (you’ll find those with some program links), and look for your personal secret missions!

Spotlight on: Pride Month

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Pride Month (LGBT Pride Month) is celebrated annually in June to honor the 1969 Stonewall riots, and works to achieve equal justice and equal opportunity for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning (LGBTQ) Americans. Today, celebrations include pride parades, picnics, parties, workshops, symposia and concerts, and LGBT Pride Month events attract millions of participants around the world. 

The following are some LGBTQ+ YA titles to check out!

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