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!

Library Blog

Posted on Wed, 10/07/2020 - 11:00am by jblock
Andrea Nicole Livingstone (born July 10, 1985), known as Nic Stone, is an American New York Times best-selling author of young adult fiction, best known for her debut novel Dear Martin. Boston...
Category: Youth Services, Category: Teen
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 Wed, 09/30/2020 - 10:45am by jblock
Banned Books Week (September 27 - October 3, 2020) is an annual event celebrating the freedom to read. It spotlights current and historical attempts to censor books in libraries and schools. It...
Category: Youth Services, Category: Teen
Posted on Tue, 09/29/2020 - 11:36am by kkazlauskas
Starting Friday, October 2, 2020, tune in for Miss Alyisha's gently creepy Fall storytimes! These storytimes are perfect for preschool and early elementary-aged children. Check here each week in...
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
Posted on Wed, 09/23/2020 - 11:00am by jblock
Teen (YA) nonfiction books can be found shelved in the Barrel Vault Room at the Ames Free Library along with general adult nonfiction. This collection is currently open for browsing.   Body Talk: 37...
Category: Youth Services, Category: Teen
Posted on Mon, 09/21/2020 - 11:15am by jblock
School is back in session, leaves are changing, pumpkins are showing up on everyone’s doorsteps… what else is new? Books kept being published even as we quarantined safely at home throughout the...
Category: Youth Services, Category: Kids
Posted on Fri, 09/18/2020 - 10:30am by jblock
Many homeschool families have started their learning journey already, and hopefully you have an idea of what your first few months will look like, but it’s always nice to have support! Similar to...
Category: Youth Services, Category: Kids