Ames Free Library

"Where the Community Connects"

Special Events

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
6:15pm - 7:45pm
Join us for an exciting book talk followed by a book signing with local author Jenny Howe. Ms. Howe is the author of ... 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
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
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
Monday, April 17
9:00am - 8:00pm
The Ames Free Library will be closed in observance of the Patriots' Day holiday.
Monday, May 29
9:00am - 8:00pm
The Ames Free Library will be closed in observance of Memorial Day.
Monday, June 19
9:00am - 8:00pm
The Ames Free Library will be closed in observance of Juneteenth National Independence Day.
Tuesday, July 04
9:00am - 8:00pm
The Ames Free Library will be closed in observance of Independence Day.
Monday, September 04
9:00am - 8:00pm
The Ames Free Library will be closed in observance of Labor Day.
Wednesday, September 06
6:00pm - 7:30pm
Popcorn! Get your popcorn! Be enchanted as children's book magic becomes movie magic; take in a showing of "Tuck Everlasting" (2002), the film adaptation of Natalie Babbitt's modern-day classic. Watch transfixed as "a young woman meets and falls in love with a young man who is part of a family of... Read more
Wednesday, October 04
6:00pm - 7:30pm
Popcorn! Get your popcorn! Be enchanted as children's book magic becomes movie magic; take in a showing of "Bridge to Terabithia" (2002), the film adaptation of Katherine Paterson's modern-day classic. Cry in public as "a preteen's life is turned upside down when he befriends the new girl in school... Read more
Monday, October 09
9:00am - 8:00pm
The Ames Free Library will be closed in observance of Columbus Day/Indigenous Peoples' Day.
Friday, November 10
9:00am - 8:00pm
The Ames Free Library will be closed in observance of Veterans Day.
Saturday, November 11
9:00am - 5:00pm
The Ames Free Library will be closed in observance of Veterans Day.
Wednesday, November 22
9:00am - 5:00pm
The Ames Free Library will be closing at 5:00 p.m. to allow certain turkeys to receive their last meal.
Thursday, November 23
9:00am - 8:00pm
The Ames Free Library will be closed in observance of Thanksgiving.
Monday, December 25
9:00am - 8:00pm
The Ames Free Library will be closed in observance of Christmas.
Wednesday, January 03
5:00pm - 7:30pm
Popcorn! Get your popcorn! Be enchanted as children's book magic becomes movie magic; take in a showing of "Little Women", the film adaptation of Louisa May Alcott's timeless classic. Laugh, cry, and be utterly charmed as "The March sisters live and grow in post-Civil War America." All ages are... Read more