Ames Free Library

"Where the Community Connects"

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Welcome to Youth Services!

Make the library a part of your story! In the William Hadwen Ames Memorial Room, you will find books and multimedia materials selected for children from birth through fifth grade, as well as for their parents and caregivers. We are committed to fostering an environment of warmth, creativity, learning, and play.

Read in our cozy window nook; enjoy puzzles, blocks, and tabletop games; or encourage digital learning through the use of our early-literacy computers. We want you to feel wonder and feel welcome here.

Kids Blogs

Wednesday, July 19
Babytime is moving inside for the rest of the summer!  Between the UV rays, heat, humidity, and air quality, storytime attendees and Miss Hannah have decided to make the switch and hold Babytime in...
Monday, April 03
The results of our recent Storytime Survey, meant to determine where storytime attendees would like Wiggleworms, Babytime, and Family Storytime to be held in the spring and summer, are in! Your...
Friday, March 31
From February 1st through March 15th, 2023, the Boston Bruins, Cradles to Crayons, the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners, and Wonderfund came together for the 16th annual Pajama Drive....
Monday, March 13
As the days grow longer, crocuses bloom, and the temperature slowly climbs, your friendly Children's Librarians are thinking about spring. Specifically, we're thinking about what the new season might...
Friday, December 30
Were you dreaming of a White Christmas but experienced a bitterly cold one instead? Are you dreading the snow and slush that the rest of this winter may have in store for us? Do you wish you could...

Storytimes & Events

Thu, December 07
10:30am - 11:00am
Thu, December 07
1:30pm - 2:30pm
Thu, December 07
4:00pm - 4:45pm
Fri, December 08
1:00pm - 5:00pm
Sat, December 09
10:30am - 11:30am

Purchase Request

Is there a book, CD or DVD you would like us to own?  Let us know by filling out a purchase request.

Kids Homepage