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, 10/09/2020 - 10:30am by jblock
Fall is my favorite season! The colors are still a bit spotty around town, but trees are starting to display their showy leaves! Take a walk in Easton's natural areas (check out Borderland State Park...
Category: Youth Services, Category: Kids
Posted on Mon, 10/05/2020 - 10:00am by jblock
Many of us are still deciding what Halloween might look like for our families this year, but one thing never changes: kids love to dress up! Without the multitude of parties, parades, and...
Category: Youth Services, Category: Kids
Posted on Fri, 10/02/2020 - 10:30am by jblock
It’s getting dark earlier… perfect for stories and snuggles under a blanket, or if you’re feeling brave… slight scares around a campfire! Starting tonight, throughout the month of October, check our...
Category: Youth Services, Category: Kids, Category: Story Times Online
Posted on Mon, 09/28/2020 - 10:29am by jblock
School has finally started – congratulations and good luck to all our brand new Kindergartners!  For those of you whose little ones haven’t yet started Kindergarten, there’s still time to read 1,000...
Category: Youth Services, Category: Kids
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

Storytimes & Events

Fri, October 30
10:00am - 11:00am
Fri, October 30
10:00am - 11:00am
Tue, November 03
10:00am - 5:00pm
Tue, November 03
10:30am - 11:00am
Tue, November 03
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