Ames Free Library

"Where the Community Connects"

Kids Events

Thursday, April 19
10:30am - 11:30am
Pop Up Playtime is an unstructured time for your child to get out some energy while using gross and fine motor skills and practicing social interactions. There will be a pop up tunnel and tent as well as plenty of toys to choose from! Playtime will take place during regular storytime hours during... Read more
Thursday, April 19
2:00pm - 4:00pm
Love to play the Pokémon card game? Want to meet other Pokémon trainers? Come to our first Pokémon Club!  Bring your own deck to play a round with other fans, or chat about your favorite characters. Beginners are welcome, but there will be no formal teaching. Instead, experienced players can help... Read more
Friday, April 20
11:00am - 12:00pm
You are cordially invited to our Spring Tea!  Dress to impress in your spring best! Enjoy iced tea, lemonade, and snacks. Participate in tea party activities and crafts, and plant your own party favor to take home with you. REGISTRATION REQUIRED. This program is likely to fill... Read more
Monday, April 23
10:30am - 11:00am
Alternating between stories, songs, and rhymes, 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 stay... Read more
Tuesday, April 24
10:30am - 11:00am
Best for mobile toddlers, Wiggle Worms is a fast-paced storytime with songs, rhymes, and stories to keep them occupied! This a great way to engage busy bodies with early literacy and opportunities for play. Crawlers and pre-walkers are also welcome. This program will run for about 20 minutes,... Read more
Wednesday, April 25
10:30am - 11:00am
Babytime is storytime for littles! This group is best for pre-walkers from 0 to 2 years old. Caregivers and babies will learn lap games, bounces, and rhymes which we'll repeat frequently, plus share a couple of books each week. Build your child's appreciation for books & reading at Babytime! ... Read more
Thursday, April 26
10:30am - 11:00am
Alternating between stories, songs, and rhymes, 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 stay... Read more
Monday, April 30
10:30am - 11:00am
Alternating between stories, songs, and rhymes, 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 stay... Read more
Tuesday, May 01
10:30am - 11:00am
Best for mobile toddlers, Wiggle Worms is a fast-paced storytime with songs, rhymes, and stories to keep them occupied! This a great way to engage busy bodies with early literacy and opportunities for play. Crawlers and pre-walkers are also welcome. This program will run for about 20 minutes,... Read more
Wednesday, May 02
10:30am - 11:00am
Babytime is storytime for littles! This group is best for pre-walkers from 0 to 2 years old. Caregivers and babies will learn lap games, bounces, and rhymes which we'll repeat frequently, plus share a couple of books each week. Build your child's appreciation for books & reading at Babytime! ... Read more
Thursday, May 03
10:30am - 11:00am
Alternating between stories, songs, and rhymes, 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 stay... Read more
Saturday, May 05
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, May 07
10:30am - 11:00am
Alternating between stories, songs, and rhymes, 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 stay... Read more
Monday, May 07
6:30pm - 7:00pm
Pajama storytime is fun for the whole family! We'll share books, rhymes, & songs to help wind down your evening. This storytime is designed to engage children of various ages, so families with children of any age are welcome! Pajama Storytime will last about 30 minutes, wrapping up with a... Read more
Tuesday, May 08
10:30am - 11:00am
Best for mobile toddlers, Wiggle Worms is a fast-paced storytime with songs, rhymes, and stories to keep them occupied! This a great way to engage busy bodies with early literacy and opportunities for play. Crawlers and pre-walkers are also welcome. This program will run for about 20 minutes,... Read more
Wednesday, May 09
10:30am - 11:00am
Babytime is storytime for littles! This group is best for pre-walkers from 0 to 2 years old. Caregivers and babies will learn lap games, bounces, and rhymes which we'll repeat frequently, plus share a couple of books each week. Build your child's appreciation for books & reading at Babytime! ... Read more
Monday, May 14
10:30am - 11:00am
Alternating between stories, songs, and rhymes, 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 stay... Read more
Tuesday, May 15
10:30am - 11:00am
Best for mobile toddlers, Wiggle Worms is a fast-paced storytime with songs, rhymes, and stories to keep them occupied! This a great way to engage busy bodies with early literacy and opportunities for play. Crawlers and pre-walkers are also welcome. This program will run for about 20 minutes,... Read more
Wednesday, May 16
10:30am - 11:00am
Babytime is storytime for littles! This group is best for pre-walkers from 0 to 2 years old. Caregivers and babies will learn lap games, bounces, and rhymes which we'll repeat frequently, plus share a couple of books each week. Build your child's appreciation for books & reading at Babytime! ... 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, May 17
10:30am - 11:00am
Alternating between stories, songs, and rhymes, 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 stay... Read more
Monday, May 21
10:30am - 11:00am
Alternating between stories, songs, and rhymes, 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 stay... Read more
Tuesday, May 22
10:30am - 11:00am
Best for mobile toddlers, Wiggle Worms is a fast-paced storytime with songs, rhymes, and stories to keep them occupied! This a great way to engage busy bodies with early literacy and opportunities for play. Crawlers and pre-walkers are also welcome. This program will run for about 20 minutes,... Read more
Wednesday, May 23
10:30am - 11:00am
Babytime is storytime for littles! This group is best for pre-walkers from 0 to 2 years old. Caregivers and babies will learn lap games, bounces, and rhymes which we'll repeat frequently, plus share a couple of books each week. Build your child's appreciation for books & reading at Babytime! ... Read more
Thursday, May 24
10:30am - 11:00am
Alternating between stories, songs, and rhymes, 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 stay... Read more
Tuesday, May 29
10:30am - 11:00am
Best for mobile toddlers, Wiggle Worms is a fast-paced storytime with songs, rhymes, and stories to keep them occupied! This a great way to engage busy bodies with early literacy and opportunities for play. Crawlers and pre-walkers are also welcome. This program will run for about 20 minutes,... Read more
Wednesday, May 30
10:30am - 11:00am
Babytime is storytime for littles! This group is best for pre-walkers from 0 to 2 years old. Caregivers and babies will learn lap games, bounces, and rhymes which we'll repeat frequently, plus share a couple of books each week. Build your child's appreciation for books & reading at Babytime! ... Read more
Thursday, May 31
10:30am - 11:00am
Alternating between stories, songs, and rhymes, 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 stay... Read more
Saturday, June 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, June 04
10:30am - 11:00am
Alternating between stories, songs, and rhymes, 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 stay... Read more

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