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Summer Reading Begins!

Ames Public Library's annual Summer Reading Challenge is here!
 

Read for Prizes

Do you love free stuff? Are you between the ages of 0 and 120? Then join our Summer Reading Challenge starting Tuesday, June 1!

Three Ways to Play

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Free Walk-in COVID-19 Vaccinations

Ames Public Library will host free walk-in COVID-19 vaccinations:

Saturday, May 15, from 10am to 3pm Tuesday, May 18, from 10am to 3pm Saturday, May 22, from 10am to 3pm Thursday, June 3, from 3 to 7pm

Mary Greeley Medical Center staff will administer the Johnson & Joh...

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Library Notes

My Epic Journey of Becoming a Library Cardholder

by Keirra McFadden

I feel like today nothing is actually free and easy to obtain, especially when it comes to becoming a part of a membership program. Services with memberships draw you in with lines like “first month free!” but to get that free month you have to put in all of your i...

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Upcoming Events

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Summer Reading Challenge

All Day 6/1 - 8/24
Library Branch: Ames Public Library
Room: Ames Public Library
Age Group: Family, Teens, Adults
Program Type: Reading Incentive Program
Program Details:
Do you love free stuff? Are you between the ages of 0 and 120? Then join our Summer Reading Challenge starting Tuesday, June 1!   Watch here for more information. ...


Ames Public Library connects you to the world of ideas through diverse and inclusive resources and programs. We welcome program proposals via our website at bit.ly/APLprogram.

This event is in the "Adults" group.

EcoChat: Electric

7:00pm - 8:00pm
Library Branch: Online
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Nature/Sustainability, Presentation
Program Details:
  Topic: Electric Join us for the 2021 series of EcoChats on the first Tuesday of each month at 7pm via Zoom: On August 3, explore energy efficiency and low-carbon hacks around the home with Ames Energy Services Coordinator Kayley Bar...


Ames Public Library connects you to the world of ideas through diverse and inclusive resources and programs. We welcome program proposals via our website at bit.ly/APLprogram.

This event is in the "Family" group.
Library Branch: Ames Public Library
Room: Farwell T. Brown Auditorium
Age Group: Family
Program Type: Special Event
Program Details:
June 14 - August 13  Weekdays, 11:45am-12:45pm in the Library's Auditorium Having a full stomach of good food is important for everyone in the summer! Pick up a free to-go lunch weekdays in the Library's Auditorium. Lunch is free to a...


Ames Public Library connects you to the world of ideas through diverse and inclusive resources and programs. We welcome program proposals via our website at bit.ly/APLprogram.

This event is in the "Adults" group.

Mystery Lovers Book Club

12:00pm - 1:00pm
Library Branch: Off Site
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Book Discussion, Meetup
Program Details:
Mystery readers, come talk about books by a selected author. July: Laurie King August: Peter Robinson September: Cara Black October: William Kent Krueger November: Rex Stout December: Robert B. Parker (with Ace Atkins’ Spenser serie...


Ames Public Library connects you to the world of ideas through diverse and inclusive resources and programs. We welcome program proposals via our website at bit.ly/APLprogram.

This event is in the "Adults" group.
Library Branch: Online
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: History/Genealogy
Program Details:
  You’ve heard about Jack Trice and George Washington Carver, but do you know about Walter Madison and Willa Ewing?  Join us for a fascinating presentation about Ames History Museum's project to share their stories. In March 2021...


Ames Public Library connects you to the world of ideas through diverse and inclusive resources and programs. We welcome program proposals via our website at bit.ly/APLprogram.

This event is in the "Family" group.
Library Branch: Ames Public Library
Room: Farwell T. Brown Auditorium
Age Group: Family
Program Type: Special Event
Program Details:
June 14 - August 13  Weekdays, 11:45am-12:45pm in the Library's Auditorium Having a full stomach of good food is important for everyone in the summer! Pick up a free to-go lunch weekdays in the Library's Auditorium. Lunch is free to a...


Ames Public Library connects you to the world of ideas through diverse and inclusive resources and programs. We welcome program proposals via our website at bit.ly/APLprogram.

This event is in the "Family" group.

Storytime in the Park

6:30pm - 7:30pm
Library Branch: Off Site
Age Group: Family
Program Type: Arts/Crafts, Storytime
Program Details:
  Join your Library friends for activities, books, and more at a park near you!    See more Summer 2021 events at www.amespubliclibrary.org/Summer2021. ...


Ames Public Library connects you to the world of ideas through diverse and inclusive resources and programs. We welcome program proposals via our website at bit.ly/APLprogram.

This event is in the "Teens" group.
Library Branch: Online
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Boards/Government, Meetup
Program Details:
  Help plan exciting Library events for teens, share what you’re reading, and make new friends.  For more information, e-mail jheid@amespubliclibrary.org.  Or join us on zoom https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88694558548...


Ames Public Library connects you to the world of ideas through diverse and inclusive resources and programs. We welcome program proposals via our website at bit.ly/APLprogram.

This event is in the "Family" group.

Sidewalk Science

10:30am - 11:00am
Library Branch: Ames Public Library
Room: Farwell T. Brown Auditorium
Age Group: Family
Program Type: Arts/Crafts, Meetup
Program Details:
  All ages are welcome for weekly hands-on science activities for families! Watch for a new theme each week. Provided in partnership with Iowa State University Extension 4H.   See more Summer 2021 events at www.amespublic...


Ames Public Library connects you to the world of ideas through diverse and inclusive resources and programs. We welcome program proposals via our website at bit.ly/APLprogram.