Ames Free Library

"Where the Community Connects"


We are available by phone at 508-238-2000, Ext. 3, Monday - Saturday between 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.;

or email us at 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, 07/10/2020 - 10:00am by jblock
Kitchen exploration is a fun way to spend time with your kids! They might try new foods.They will learn lifelong skills.They can practice reading by reading recipes.They can work on math (fractions,...
Category: Youth Services, Category: Kids
Posted on Tue, 07/07/2020 - 10:30am by jblock
Many of us native English speakers don’t think twice about the language we use with our children – but if your native language is anything other than English, use it! Encourage grandparents,...
Category: Youth Services, Category: Kids
Posted on Mon, 07/06/2020 - 10:00am by jblock
Watch DinoMan’s DINOSAURS show on Zoom tonight, Monday, July 6, at 6:00 PM! Fossils, magic, and science are blended into a fun 35- to 40-minute program. You’ll be taken on a trip through the Mesozoic...
Category: Youth Services, Category: Kids
Posted on Fri, 07/03/2020 - 10:00am by jblock
Looking for a different kind of family activity? Check out our virtual quizzes and escape rooms based on our summer Imagine Your Story theme!  Every other Monday, there will be a new quiz focused on...
Category: Youth Services, Category: Kids
Posted on Tue, 06/30/2020 - 10:30am by jblock
When a child is engaging in dramatic play, she is also learning how to tell a story. The older she gets, the more elaborate her stories become - but even toddlers who start to create make-believe...
Category: Youth Services, Category: Kids

Storytimes & Events

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