Ames Free Library

"Where the Community Connects"

LIBRARY OPEN FOR HOLDS PICKUP, QUICK BROWSING, AND COMPUTER USE!

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 info@amesfreelibrary.org, or call 508-238-2000.
  • Check out our list of online programs here!

Kids Homepage

Welcome to the Youth Services Department

We are committed to giving you, children birth through fifth grade, and your parents and caregivers of all ages personalized attention.

Books, magazines, and multi-media materials selected for ages birth through fifth grade can be found in the William Hadwen Ames Memorial Room. Puzzles for pre-schoolers, and personal computers for children’s use can also be found in this area.  

Kids Blogs

Posted on Fri, 09/25/2020 - 10:30am by jblock
As described on their website, Alex Gino “loves glitter, ice cream, gardening, awe-ful puns, and stories that reflect the diversity and complexity of being alive.” Check out Alex’s website to learn...
Category: Youth Services, Category: Kids
Posted on Mon, 09/21/2020 - 11:15am by jblock
School is back in session, leaves are changing, pumpkins are showing up on everyone’s doorsteps… what else is new? Books kept being published even as we quarantined safely at home throughout the...
Category: Youth Services, Category: Kids
Posted on Fri, 09/18/2020 - 10:30am by jblock
Many homeschool families have started their learning journey already, and hopefully you have an idea of what your first few months will look like, but it’s always nice to have support! Similar to...
Category: Youth Services, Category: Kids
Posted on Mon, 09/14/2020 - 10:05am by jblock
Summer Reading is now officially over, but if you were reading right up to the end and haven’t collected your beads yet, you still have a few days! You can buy beads in the ReadSquared Prize Store...
Category: Youth Services, Category: Kids
Posted on Fri, 09/11/2020 - 10:30am by jblock
Whatever model of schooling you’ve chosen for this academic year, your student will be spending at least some time learning from home. While it doesn’t sound exactly like “fun,” there are some things...
Category: Youth Services, Category: Kids

Storytimes & Events

Mon, September 28
10:30am - 11:00am
Mon, September 28
10:30am - 11:00am
Tue, September 29
10:30am - 11:00am
Wed, September 30
10:30am - 11:00am
Wed, September 30
10:30am - 11:00am

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