Ames Free Library

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Kids Events

Thursday, February 02
10:30am - 11:00am
Family Storytime is perfect for preschoolers but fun for the whole family! Learn (or relearn!) favorite songs & rhymes and enjoy a few stories each week. This program meets every Thursday at 10:30am with Miss Alyisha and runs for about 30 minutes. No registration is required and all families... Read more
Saturday, February 04
11:00am - 4:00pm
Take Your Child to the Library Day is an annual event for families to explore the library, get to know our collections and our librarians, and participate in fun, free events. This year, we're hosting a flash storytime every hour on the hour from 11am - 4pm. While you're here, you... Read more
Monday, February 06
10:30am - 11:30am
Join Ms. Leslie from Self Help Inc. (Coordinated Family and Community Engagement, CFCE) for a five-week playgroup series. This playgroup is an excellent opportunity for children to learn social skills through cooperation, sharing, taking turns, and problem-solving. We will play, sing songs, read a... Read more
Tuesday, February 07
10:30am - 11:00am
Best for mobile toddlers, Wiggleworms features songs, rhymes, and a story or two to keep little ones engaged. This program meets every Tuesday at 10:30am with Miss Alyisha and runs for about 30 minutes. No registration is required and all families are welcome! To keep us comfy and warm, Wiggleworms... Read more
Tuesday, February 07
3:00pm - 4:00pm
Puqi Luo is a student at Oliver Ames High School. He is offering tutoring services in math through Algebra II for students in grades 5-9.   Math tutoring sessions take place on Tuesdays in the Library Room at Queset House, and registration is required.... Read more
Wednesday, February 08
10:30am - 11:00am
Best for infants and prewalkers, Babytime is storytime for littles - and their grownups! This session is full of songs, rhymes, and lap games - and maybe a short book - to fire up those babies' brains. Babytime meets every Wednesday at 10:30am with Miss Hannah and runs for about 20 minutes.... Read more
Thursday, February 09
10:30am - 11:00am
Family Storytime is perfect for preschoolers but fun for the whole family! Learn (or relearn!) favorite songs & rhymes and enjoy a few stories each week. This program meets every Thursday at 10:30am with Miss Alyisha and runs for about 30 minutes. No registration is required and all families... Read more
Thursday, February 09
4:00pm - 4:45pm
Experience the joy of snail mail with our monthly Correspondence Club! At each meeting, children will compose a letter to a recipient of their choosing, responding to a themed writing prompt presented by Miss Alyisha. We’ll have special stationery, writing utensils, stamps, and stickers for kids to... Read more
Monday, February 13
9:00am - 8:00pm
The process involved to create a proper mummy can take up to 70 days. How long will it take you to make your very own mummy? Craft kits will be available to pick up in the Children’s Room starting on Monday, February 13th.... Read more
Tuesday, February 14
10:30am - 11:00am
Best for mobile toddlers, Wiggleworms features songs, rhymes, and a story or two to keep little ones engaged. This program meets every Tuesday at 10:30am with Miss Alyisha and runs for about 30 minutes. No registration is required and all families are welcome! To keep us comfy and warm, Wiggleworms... Read more
Tuesday, February 14
3:00pm - 4:00pm
Puqi Luo is a student at Oliver Ames High School. He is offering tutoring services in math through Algebra II for students in grades 5-9.   Math tutoring sessions take place on Tuesdays in the Library Room at Queset House, and registration is required.... Read more
Wednesday, February 15
10:30am - 11:00am
Best for infants and prewalkers, Babytime is storytime for littles - and their grownups! This session is full of songs, rhymes, and lap games - and maybe a short book - to fire up those babies' brains. Babytime meets every Wednesday at 10:30am with Miss Hannah and runs for about 20 minutes.... Read more
Wednesday, February 15
4:00pm - 5:00pm
Lego your boredom and come to the coolest block party in town! Drop-by the Queset House on the 3rd Wednesday of every month from 4:00-5:00pm to free-play, topple, and construct with a variety of building materials. Blocks for older children, in the 1st Floor... Read more
Wednesday, February 15
4:00pm - 5:00pm
Lego your boredom and come to the coolest block party in town! Drop-by the Queset House on the 3rd Wednesday of every month from 4:00-5:00pm to free-play, topple, and construct with a variety of building materials. Blocks for younger children, in the 2nd Floor... Read more
Thursday, February 16
10:30am - 11:00am
Family Storytime is perfect for preschoolers but fun for the whole family! Learn (or relearn!) favorite songs & rhymes and enjoy a few stories each week. This program meets every Thursday at 10:30am with Miss Alyisha and runs for about 30 minutes. No registration is required and all families... Read more
Monday, February 20
9:00am - 8:00pm
The Ames Free Library will be closed in observance of Presidents' Day.
Tuesday, February 21
2:00pm - 2:30pm
You and your teddy are invited to a Bingo Party! Will you (or your stuffed animal) be the first to get bingo? This program will take place on Tuesday, February 21st from 2:00-2:30pm. Space is limited and registration is required. Registration will... Read more
Wednesday, February 22
2:00pm - 3:00pm
Join us for a pirate-y spin on the classic take-apart table! Captain Hannah invites you dig for treasure in ye olde electronics. Work with your shipmates to take apart some tech and see what you can find! This program is for ages 8-12 and requires the ability to work safely and cooperatively with... Read more
Thursday, February 23
2:00pm - 4:00pm
Come watch Disney's Moana as you've never seen it before! Sing, dance, growl, do the wave, throw coconuts, and dodge lava balls! Each child will receive a kit with all of the materials needed to fully participate in this interactive viewing experience. Families with children of all ages... Read more
Thursday, February 23
4:30pm - 5:30pm
Paws to Read is the ulti-mutt program for animal lovers! On the 4th Thursday of every month, from 4:30-5:30pm, Regan and her therapy dogs, Cali and Laddie, will be visiting the Library. And what do her Anatolian Shepherds love more than anything else in the world (... Read more
Friday, February 24
10:30am - 11:00am
Grab your beach blanket and catch a wave headed straight for the library! Leave the cold chill of winter behind and join Miss Alyisha for stories, songs, and fun in the (faux) sun. Tropical colors, flower print, and sunglasses are encouraged. This program will take place on Friday,... Read more
Friday, February 24
2:00pm - 2:45pm
While it may not exactly be ice cream social weather outside, we can use our imaginations and have a social sans actual ice cream! Recreate this classic summer treat with yarn pom-poms and paper cones, then hang them up inside while we dream of warmer weather. Kids ages 8-12 are... Read more
Monday, February 27
6:30pm - 7:00pm
Before drifting off to dreamland, make a cozy little detour at the Library! At 6:30pm, on the 4th Monday of every month, join Miss Alyisha for Pajama Storytime. We'll share books, rhymes, and lullabies to help wind down your evening. Pajama Storytime will last... Read more
Tuesday, February 28
10:30am - 11:00am
Best for mobile toddlers, Wiggleworms features songs, rhymes, and a story or two to keep little ones engaged. This program meets every Tuesday at 10:30am with Miss Alyisha and runs for about 30 minutes. No registration is required and all families are welcome! To keep us comfy and warm, Wiggleworms... Read more
Tuesday, February 28
3:00pm - 4:00pm
Puqi Luo is a student at Oliver Ames High School. He is offering tutoring services in math through Algebra II for students in grades 5-9.   Math tutoring sessions take place on Tuesdays in the Library Room at Queset House, and registration is required.... Read more
Tuesday, February 28
4:00pm - 5:00pm
Are you a kid in grades 3-6 who loves comics, anime, manga, and/or graphic novels? Do you want to make new friends, learn about cool stories, and participate in fun discussions? Join our Wham! Bam! Book Club. Grab a copy of each month’s read from the circulation desk, read it, then come discuss it... Read more
Wednesday, March 01
10:30am - 11:00am
Best for infants and prewalkers, Babytime is storytime for littles - and their grownups! This session is full of songs, rhymes, and lap games - and maybe a short book - to fire up those babies' brains. Babytime meets every Wednesday at 10:30am with Miss Hannah and runs for about 20 minutes.... Read more
Thursday, March 02
10:30am - 11:00am
Family Storytime is perfect for preschoolers but fun for the whole family! Learn (or relearn!) favorite songs & rhymes and enjoy a few stories each week. This program meets every Thursday at 10:30am with Miss Alyisha and runs for about 30 minutes. No registration is required and all families... Read more
Monday, March 06
10:30am - 11:30am
Join Ms. Leslie from Self Help Inc. (Coordinated Family and Community Engagement, CFCE) for a five-week playgroup series. This playgroup is an excellent opportunity for children to learn social skills through cooperation, sharing, taking turns, and problem-solving. We will play, sing songs, read a... Read more
Tuesday, March 07
10:30am - 11:00am
Best for mobile toddlers, Wiggleworms features songs, rhymes, and a story or two to keep little ones engaged. This program meets every Tuesday at 10:30am with Miss Alyisha and runs for about 30 minutes. No registration is required and all families are welcome! To keep us comfy and warm, Wiggleworms... Read more

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