Ames Free Library

"Where the Community Connects"

LIBRARY CLOSED TO PUBLIC & STAFF THROUGH MAY 4, 2020 - Please check back for updates

 

The Town of Easton and Easton Select Board have declared a State of Emergency in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. On Monday, March 23, the Governor of Massachusetts issued an order for non-essential businesses to close their physical buildings to workers and the public, while encouraging those businesses to operate remotely. Given that proactive flattening of the contagion will serve Easton in the long run:

 

  • The Ames Free Library and Queset House will be closed to the public and to staff through May 4, 2020.
  • All public programming and private group meetings at the Library and Queset House are suspended until further notice.
  • "Holds pickup" window is now closed, based on the direct recommendation of the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners (MBLC).
  • Please do not return any materials while the Library remains closed. All items are now due April 15, and there will be no late fines accruing during the period the Library remains closed.
  • As always, a range of online resources are available here on the website, 24/7, including our online reference services and brand-new, online Storytimes!  You may also register for a library card online. Library staff are continuing to work hard on increasing innovative online programs, so keep checking back for updates.

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 Blog

TEENS: Teen Book Cloud Looking for something to do while stuck inside? Need something to read? Check out Teen Book Cloud, an online database with ebooks, audio books, and even graphic novels! Including classics like Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, Little Women, Pride and Prejudice, and numerous Shakespeare plays. Thanks to Tumblebooks, our library has access to this... Read More
TEENS: Spotlight on Romance! We all need a little getaway about now, so try escaping with a Romance! You can find these titles in our Teen Den – although for now you’ll have to check our the ebook editions! Click here to find information on accessing these titles as ebooks, or email teens@amesfreelibrary.org for more book recommendations.   ... Read More
Early Literacy Activities: SING As we introduced last week, Early Literacy is what a child knows about reading or writing long before he or she can actually read or write. One part of this knowledge is simply hearing and learning spoken language. Singing is such an excellent way to share new words with babies, toddlers, and even preschoolers! One simple way to start is to take a familiar nursery song – or anything with a catchy tune – and put new words to it. Use it to... Read More
Featured Author: Kate Klise Our first featured author spotlight is on Kate Klise, AFL favorite and frequent visitor! Each summer, Ms. Klise visits Easton and stays in the library’s own Queset House. She offers writing workshops for all ages, and sometimes might even get a little of her own writing done during her stay! Ms. Klise writes for a wide variety of audiences, so if you haven’t experienced her books yet, there are so many choices for you to check... Read More
Spring Reading Challenge Missing the library about now? We are too! But you can keep reading – there are always old favorites to revisit, maybe new books at home you’ve never read, and, of course, ebooks through Hoopla, Overdrive, and Libby. We want to support your at-home reading and learning right now, so we’re starting a Spring Reading Challenge for kids! Similar to the Summer Reading Program, you’... Read More

Storytimes & Events

Thu, April 02
10:30am - 11:00am
Thu, April 02
10:30am - 11:00am
Mon, April 20
10:00am - 8:00pm
Thu, May 07
10:30am - 11:30am
Mon, May 25
10:00am - 8:00pm

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