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AMES PUBLIC LIBRARY GOES FINE FREE

Ames Public Library is joining hundreds of public libraries across the country that no longer charge overdue fines for items that are returned late. This is one step in the Library’s commitment to providing equitable access to Library materials and services.

Library Director Sheila Scho...

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Library Receives Grant for Wi-Fi Hotspots

The Ames Public Library Friends Foundation (APLFF) is pleased to announce it has received a $6,000 grant from the Story County Community Foundation. These funds will support Ames Public Library’s efforts to provide computer and internet access to the Ames community, especially with increased need...

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Upcoming Events

This event is in the "All Ages" group.

Winter Reading Challenge

All Day 12/15 - 2/14
All Ages
Library Branch: Online
Age Group: All Ages
Program Type: Reading Incentive Program
Program Details:
All ages are invited to get cozy with a good book this season with Ames Public Library's Winter Reading Challenge. Print this sheet -OR- go to amespubliclibrary.beanstack.org to track your progress. All logs must be completed and priz...


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 Online

10:00am - 10:30am
Family
Library Branch: Online
Age Group: Family
Program Type: Storytime
Program Details:
Join us for a storytime with your Ames Public Library friends on Facebook! You can also watch past storytimes on our YouTube channel.   ...


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.

Ames History Museum Lecture Series

7:00pm - 8:30pm
Adults
Library Branch: Online
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: History/Genealogy, Presentation
Program Details:
Topic: Prohibition in Iowa Presenter: Linda McCann, author & Iowa history researcher Join Ames History Museum and Ames Public Library for a series of online lectures. Prohibition was the period of time when it was illegal to manufac...


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.

Books @ Noon

12:00pm - 1:00pm
Adults
Library Branch: Online
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Book Discussion, Meetup
Program Details:
Books @ Noon is currently an e-mail book group. E-mail webref@amespubliclibrary.org.org to join. Share what you've read recently—fiction or nonfiction—and hear about what everyone else is reading. Be prepared to give a brief description and your...


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 Online

10:00am - 10:30am
Family
Library Branch: Online
Age Group: Family
Program Type: Storytime
Program Details:
Join us for a storytime with your Ames Public Library friends on Facebook! You can also watch past storytimes on our YouTube channel.   ...


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.

Play Together: Music and Movement

11:00am - 12:00pm
Family
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Online
Age Group: Family
Program Type: Meetup
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 9
Program Details:
Play, dance, and sing together on Zoom! Families with young children are invited to register for our new online play dates featuring music and movement. Registration required. Space is limited, so sign up early! Registrants will receive a fre...


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 Online

10:00am - 10:30am
Family
Library Branch: Online
Age Group: Family
Program Type: Storytime
Program Details:
Join us for a storytime with your Ames Public Library friends on Facebook! You can also watch past storytimes on our YouTube channel.   ...


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
Adults
Library Branch: Online
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Book Discussion
Program Details:
Mystery readers, come talk about books by a selected author. February 2021: James Rollins March 2021: Ruth Rendell ...


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 Online

10:00am - 10:30am
Family
Library Branch: Online
Age Group: Family
Program Type: Storytime
Program Details:
Join us for a storytime with your Ames Public Library friends on Facebook! You can also watch past storytimes on our YouTube channel.   ...


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.