Ames Free Library

"Where the Community Connects"


Current hours: Monday - Wednesday & Friday - Saturday, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Thursday 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.

  • Visits are limited to a maximum of 45 minutes per person.
  • Total occupancy in the building is limited to 10 visitors at any given time, so short waits outside may be necessary.
  • Please go here for more information on what services are currently available.
  • Email us at, or call 508-238-2000.
  • Check out our list of online programs here!

Fall Bulb Fundraiser

The Ames Free Library is fundraising with Dutch Mill Bulbs to bring you beautiful spring bulbs!

They are a lovely sign of things to come!  All items are guaranteed to grow and bloom; The Ames Free Library earns 50% profit on every sale. We hope you'll join in the fun and help the Ames Free Library at the same time!
Choose from a variety of cheerful flowers that you can look forward to seeing in Spring:
  • Alpine Bells Assortment
  • Blueberry Ripple Tulips
  • Dutch Iris Mix
  • Foxtrot Tulips
  • Giant Dutch Tulips
  • Glory of the Snow
  • Grecian Windflowers
  • Heavenly Blue Bells
  • King Alfred Daffodil
  • Mixed Daffodil
  • New Tiger Lilies
  • Pastel Tulip Mix
  • Purple Drumsticks
  • Red Parade Tulips
  • Snow Bunch Crocus
  • Striped Squill
  • Super Color Hyacinths
It’s easy to purchase the bulbs.  Make your selections, provide billing and shipping information, and enter our name, The Ames Free Library, in the seller’s field. 
Please visit our custom page to choose your bulbs, and have them sent to the shipping address you provide.
Shipping charges are based on the number of packages purchased, and will automatically be applied to all orders placed through the direct online link.
Please place your order by November 30, 2020.
Thank you for your support - here's looking at Spring, 2021!

About Dutch Mill Bulbs:
For 50 years, we've been helping folks like you grow flowers like a master gardener. Just cover with soil, water, and enjoy a beautiful Spring garden! Every bulb is guaranteed to grow or you will get a free replacement. You'll receive premium bulbs and easy directions on how deep and far apart to plant. Then just add water for the most spectacular Spring flowers you (or your neighbors) have ever seen!