Ames Free Library

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

Library Blog

Friday, July 01
When was the last time you saw a turtle?  Where was it and what was it doing? Perhaps it was swimming in a local pond or perched on a muddy bank ready to slip into the water in response to a...
Thursday, June 30
Have you signed up for summer reading yet? We’re just over a week into our program, so there’s still plenty of time to join in the fun! Kids can earn beads and teens and adults can earn raffle...
Wednesday, June 29
I have a complicated relationship with JK Growling – not with the bear herself, of course (she’s my BFF!), but with her name. First, a bit of history: When I began working at the Ames Free Library,...
Friday, June 24
    If you brought home seeds from the library this spring -- and planted them -- now's the time to report your rate of germination. The "Sprouting Report" has three easy questions, and one of them...
Tuesday, June 21
 Most visitors to the Ames Free Library know and love Queset Garden’s reflecting pool which is a lovely spot to visit in all seasons.      Reflecting Pool at Queset Garden As we’ve previously noted...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...

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