Ames Free Library

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Kids Events

Tuesday, October 04
10:30am - 11:00am
This Fall, Wiggleworms will meet outside in the Queset Garden. In the event of rain, we will meet inside the library in the Children’s Room. No registration is required and all families are welcome! Best for mobile toddlers, Wiggleworms features songs, rhymes, and a story or two to... Read more
Wednesday, October 05
10:30am - 11:00am
This Fall, Babytime will meet outside in the Queset Garden. In the event of rain, we will meet inside the library in the Children’s Room. No registration is required and all families are welcome! Best for infants and prewalkers, Babytime is storytime for littles - and their... Read more
Thursday, October 06
10:30am - 11:00am
This Fall, Family Storytime will meet outside in the Queset Garden. In the event of rain, we will meet inside the library in the Children’s Room. No registration is required and all families are welcome! Family Storytime is perfect for preschoolers but fun for the whole family!... Read more
Thursday, October 06
4:00pm - 5:00pm
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 Thursdays in the Library Room at Queset House, and registration is required.... Read more
Monday, October 10
10:00am - 8:00pm
The Ames Free Library will be closed in observance of Columbus Day/Indigenous Peoples' Day.
Tuesday, October 11
10:30am - 11:00am
This Fall, Wiggleworms will meet outside in the Queset Garden. In the event of rain, we will meet inside the library in the Children’s Room. No registration is required and all families are welcome! Best for mobile toddlers, Wiggleworms features songs, rhymes, and a story or two to... Read more
Wednesday, October 12
10:30am - 11:00am
This Fall, Babytime will meet outside in the Queset Garden. In the event of rain, we will meet inside the library in the Children’s Room. No registration is required and all families are welcome! Best for infants and prewalkers, Babytime is storytime for littles - and their... Read more
Thursday, October 13
10:30am - 11:00am
This Fall, Family Storytime will meet outside in the Queset Garden. In the event of rain, we will meet inside the library in the Children’s Room. No registration is required and all families are welcome! Family Storytime is perfect for preschoolers but fun for the whole family!... Read more
Thursday, October 13
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
Tuesday, October 18
10:30am - 11:00am
This Fall, Wiggleworms will meet outside in the Queset Garden. In the event of rain, we will meet inside the library in the Children’s Room. No registration is required and all families are welcome! Best for mobile toddlers, Wiggleworms features songs, rhymes, and a story or two to... Read more
Wednesday, October 19
10:30am - 11:00am
This Fall, Babytime will meet outside in the Queset Garden. In the event of rain, we will meet inside the library in the Children’s Room. No registration is required and all families are welcome! Best for infants and prewalkers, Babytime is storytime for littles - and their... Read more
Wednesday, October 19
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, October 19
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, October 20
10:30am - 11:00am
This Fall, Family Storytime will meet outside in the Queset Garden. In the event of rain, we will meet inside the library in the Children’s Room. No registration is required and all families are welcome! Family Storytime is perfect for preschoolers but fun for the whole family!... Read more
Thursday, October 20
4:00pm - 4:30pm
Join Miss Alyisha for a snack while she reads aloud from some of her favorite new titles. If you need book suggestions, this is a great way to find a bunch…while you munch! Copies of all featured selections will be available for check-out immediately following the program. For October's meeting,... Read more
Thursday, October 20
4:00pm - 5:00pm
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 Thursdays in the Library Room at Queset House, and registration is required.... Read more
Saturday, October 22
11:00am - 3:00pm
Come join us on Saturday, October 22 from 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. for the Friends of the Ames Free Library Fall Book Sale! There is something for everyone, including bestsellers. Best of all, your purchase will support the Ames Free Library and all of the library services you love!   Highlights: Recent... Read more
Monday, October 24
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, October 25
10:30am - 11:00am
This Fall, Wiggleworms will meet outside in the Queset Garden. In the event of rain, we will meet inside the library in the Children’s Room. No registration is required and all families are welcome! Best for mobile toddlers, Wiggleworms features songs, rhymes, and a story or two to... Read more
Tuesday, October 25
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? Drop by at 4:00pm on the 4th Tuesday of every month and join our Wham! Bam! Book Club. Grab a copy of... Read more
Wednesday, October 26
10:30am - 11:00am
This Fall, Babytime will meet outside in the Queset Garden. In the event of rain, we will meet inside the library in the Children’s Room. No registration is required and all families are welcome! Best for infants and prewalkers, Babytime is storytime for littles - and their... Read more
Wednesday, October 26
4:00pm - 5:00pm
They’re baaaack! The Toe Jam Puppet Band returns to help us celebrate the Halloween season! If you've never experienced a TJPB show, now is your chance! This variety show features interactive spooky songs, stories and puppets, and lots of silly voices. You’re sure to be dancing along…or at least... Read more
Thursday, October 27
10:30am - 11:00am
This Fall, Family Storytime will meet outside in the Queset Garden. In the event of rain, we will meet inside the library in the Children’s Room. No registration is required and all families are welcome! Family Storytime is perfect for preschoolers but fun for the whole family!... Read more
Thursday, October 27
4:00pm - 5:00pm
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 Thursdays in the Library Room at Queset House, and registration is required.... Read more
Thursday, October 27
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
Tuesday, November 01
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! Siblings are welcome. To keep... Read more
Wednesday, November 02
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, November 03
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, November 03
4:00pm - 5:00pm
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 Thursdays in the Library Room at Queset House, and registration is required.... Read more
Thursday, November 03
4:30pm - 5:30pm
Paws to Read is the ulti-mutt program for animal lovers! On the November 3rd, 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 (except maybe... Read more

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