Explore nature with a Park Pack! Each backpack is filled with guidebooks, tools, and ideas for exploring a different topic.
Need internet access? Check out a wi-fi hotspot and get online for free!
Supported by Ames Public Library Friends Foundation and First National Bank, Ames.
Launchpad Learning Tablets
Check out a kid-focused tablet with themed educational apps for preschoolers and elementary age kids.
Check out a free pass to participating museums and attractions.
Quick Picks are extra copies of super-popular items that go fast and come back fast, so you have more chances at a lucky find.
Have fun with Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math at home! Each kit has books and activities to help your family explore a theme.
Book Store & Sales
Buy books, movies and more at great prices from Literary Grounds or our Book Sales.
Grab and Go Bags
Stop by the Library's lobby and check out a whole bag of books or movies for a specific age group or featuring a topic or genre.
Farwell T. Brown Photo Archive
The images in this unique photo archive are from Farwell T. Brown's lifetime collection of original photographs, postcards, advertisements, and news articles which chronicle the history of Ames, Iowa.