Ames Free Library

"Where the Community Connects"

Kids Events

Monday, August 21
10:30am - 11:30am
Alternating between stories, songs, rhymes, and tales, Songs and Stories is perfect for children about age 2 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... Read more
Monday, August 21
2:30pm - 3:30pm
Our area will experience a partial solar eclipse and we want to celebrate! This stellar event will involve eclipse information, eclipse crafts, and free eclipse viewing glasses so we can all watch the pinnacle together around 2:45. This event is free and open to all ages.   Disclaimer: It is an... Read more
Monday, August 21
6:00pm - 7:00pm
The Toe Jam Puppet Band is back again to help us end the summer on a high note! Their variety show features interactive songs, stories and puppets, a barn dance, flying laundry, and a car wash song where the kids get sprayed with water! Event will move to Oakes Ames Memorial Hall in case of rain.
Tuesday, August 22
10:30am - 11:30am
Lapsit story time for babies emphasizes adult-child interaction with stories, movement, rhymes, and songs. Delight and stimulate your baby while developing pre-literacy skills during this 20-30 minute story time and a free play time afterward. No sign-up required; join us when you can!
Tuesday, August 22
10:30am - 11:30am
Sit and stay for our first-ever BYOD (bring your own dog) story time! We will meet in the walled garden at Queset House for a dog themed story time that you won't want to miss. All dog lovers are invited (even if you think Fido is best left at home)! Joining us will be author-in-residence Kate... Read more
Friday, August 25
10:30am - 11:30am
Who says story times have to end when you start school? Come listen to fairy tales and folk tales with Mimsy at a story time geared toward children in kindergarten through third grade. We will read for about 30 minutes then do a small craft. No registration required; drop in when... Read more
Monday, August 28
6:00pm - 7:00pm
For everyone who has ever wondered what a special vehicle looks like close-up, the library is presenting Touch a Truck! Several vehicles from the Town of Easton, the Easton Fire Department, and the Easton Police will be parked at the library so you can see all of the details, hear what they sound... Read more
Saturday, September 02
10:00am - 12:00pm
Come and join us on the 1st Saturday of the month from 10:00 am - 12:00 pm as we get creative having fun building with LEGO. Plenty of play space and LEGOs will be provided, just bring your imagination! For all ages, free and open to all! No unattended child drop-offs are allowed.
Monday, September 04
10:00am - 8:00pm
The Ames Free Library will be closed Monday, September 4 in observance of Labor Day.
Saturday, October 07
10:00am - 12:00pm
Come and join us on the 1st Saturday of the month from 10:00 am - 12:00 pm as we get creative having fun building with LEGO. Plenty of play space and LEGOs will be provided, just bring your imagination! For all ages, free and open to all! No unattended child drop-offs are allowed.
Thursday, October 12
10:30am - 11:30am
Karen from Self Help Inc (Coordinated Family and Community Engagement) hosts a toddler play group in Easton once a month. Children must be between the ages of 15 months to 3 years and parents are asked to stay with their child/ren. The children will participate in Free Play, Story Time, Music... Read more
Saturday, November 04
10:00am - 12:00pm
Come and join us on the 1st Saturday of the month from 10:00 am - 12:00 pm as we get creative having fun building with LEGO. Plenty of play space and LEGOs will be provided, just bring your imagination! For all ages, free and open to all! No unattended child drop-offs are allowed.
Thursday, November 09
10:30am - 11:30am
Karen from Self Help Inc (Coordinated Family and Community Engagement) hosts a toddler play group in Easton once a month. Children must be between the ages of 15 months to 3 years and parents are asked to stay with their child/ren. The children will participate in Free Play, Story Time, Music... Read more
Saturday, December 02
10:00am - 12:00pm
Come and join us on the 1st Saturday of the month from 10:00 am - 12:00 pm as we get creative having fun building with LEGO. Plenty of play space and LEGOs will be provided, just bring your imagination! For all ages, free and open to all! No unattended child drop-offs are allowed.
Thursday, January 11
10:30am - 11:30am
Karen from Self Help Inc (Coordinated Family and Community Engagement) hosts a toddler play group in Easton once a month. Children must be between the ages of 15 months to 3 years and parents are asked to stay with their child/ren. The children will participate in Free Play, Story Time, Music... Read more
Thursday, February 08
10:30am - 11:30am
Karen from Self Help Inc (Coordinated Family and Community Engagement) hosts a toddler play group in Easton once a month. Children must be between the ages of 15 months to 3 years and parents are asked to stay with their child/ren. The children will participate in Free Play, Story Time, Music... Read more
Thursday, March 08
10:30am - 11:30am
Karen from Self Help Inc (Coordinated Family and Community Engagement) hosts a toddler play group in Easton once a month. Children must be between the ages of 15 months to 3 years and parents are asked to stay with their child/ren. The children will participate in Free Play, Story Time, Music... Read more
Thursday, April 12
10:30am - 11:30am
Karen from Self Help Inc (Coordinated Family and Community Engagement) hosts a toddler play group in Easton once a month. Children must be between the ages of 15 months to 3 years and parents are asked to stay with their child/ren. The children will participate in Free Play, Story Time, Music... Read more
Thursday, May 17
10:30am - 11:30am
Karen from Self Help Inc (Coordinated Family and Community Engagement) hosts a toddler play group in Easton once a month. Children must be between the ages of 15 months to 3 years and parents are asked to stay with their child/ren. The children will participate in Free Play, Story Time, Music... Read more
Thursday, June 14
10:30am - 11:30am
Karen from Self Help Inc (Coordinated Family and Community Engagement) hosts a toddler play group in Easton once a month. Children must be between the ages of 15 months to 3 years and parents are asked to stay with their child/ren. The children will participate in Free Play, Story Time, Music... Read more