Ames Free Library

"Where the Community Connects"

The Ames Free Library will be closed on Monday, July 4 in observance of Independence Day.

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

Friday, June 17
This Summer, families can "Read Beyond the Beaten Path" and play Nature Bingo! We have five themed bingo cards waiting for you in the Children's Room: Flora, Fauna, Sky, Water, and Rainbow. You can...
Wednesday, April 27
With April’s showers (hopefully!) behind us and May’s flowers in full bloom, Storytime is now meeting solely in the Garden! Along with our Winter coats, we’ve packed away the need to register. Since...
Wednesday, March 30
Officially, Storytimes will continue to meet inside at the Queset House throughout the rainy month of April. Because Spring has officially sprung, however, we know we can count on some sunny days!...
Thursday, February 24
Storytimes will continue to meet inside at the Queset House until the weather improves. As we stay cozy inside for these next few weeks, please be aware of our latest guidelines: Space is limited...
Wednesday, January 26
Now that we're a couple of months into winter storytimes, we are really getting into our routines! We're still looking ahead to lovely weather and to moving back outside, but in the meantime, please...

Storytimes & Events

Wed, June 29
10:30am - 11:00am
Wed, June 29
10:30am - 11:00am
Wed, June 29
2:00pm - 3:00pm
Thu, June 30
10:30am - 11:00am
Thu, June 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