Ames Free Library

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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

Monday, November 08
Winter is coming! As the weather gets colder, storytimes must move inside. We’ll continue to run our weekly storytimes on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays at 10:30 AM, but there will be a few...
Thursday, October 28
Halloween sure is a spoooooky time! But don't be scared that you've missed out on our new kids' MCBA book club! We have rescheduled our first meeting to Wednesday, November 3 at 3:30 PM. There's even...
Tuesday, October 19
Have you been seeing signs for the MCBA book club? Maybe you’ve found our book display in Youth Services, or noticed those stickers on some book spines. Maybe you even saw our video about the book...
Monday, October 04
If you're a fantasy fan, you'll want to grab one of the newest additions to our collection - Adventures in Thousandworld: the Darkenstar by Joseph A. Davis. We have three copies currently available...
Friday, July 09
Experience a story in a different way, with no books or pictures! Close your eyes, listen carefully, and prepare for an adventure. What would it be like to have a highly-sensitive snout, leathery...

Storytimes & Events

Wed, December 08
10:30am - 11:00am
Wed, December 08
10:30am - 11:00am
Thu, December 09
10:00am - 8:00pm
Thu, December 09
10:30am - 11:00am
Thu, December 09
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