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, January 10
There's nothing better than working together! Last month, we put out a huge sticker mosaic in Youth Services for everyone to work on. It took up our entire central work table, and everyone who came...
Friday, December 31
Do you like hot cocoa, snuggly kittens, new friends, and dragonfruit? OF COURSE you do! How about frozen boogers, being told "no", stinky ghost burps, and even stinkier durian fruit?  Maybe not so...
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...

Storytimes & Events

Tue, August 09
10:30am - 11:00am
Tue, August 09
10:30am - 11:00am
Tue, August 09
2:00pm - 3:00pm
Tue, August 09
6:00pm - 7:00pm
Wed, August 10
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