Library News


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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Ames Public Library Grieves

Ames Public Library is committed to the City of Ames values shared by Mayor Haila in support of the Asian American and Pacific Islander community. (

Ames Public Library staff and Trustees grieve for the recent acts of violence in o...

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Library Notes

Reading Colors Your World

byJerri Heid

Summer reading and activities are back at your Ames Public Library! Thanks to technology the Library has continued reading challenges and activities throughout the pandemic, but this summer will be more like a normal summer.

For youth, a normal summer means school’s out....

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Armchair Adventures

by Ashley Wilson

There are a million good reasons to go on an armchair adventure. You probably already travel in your armchair a few or more times a week without even thinking about it! Maybe it’s armchair dining with your favorite food channel, space exploration with the latest issue of “Nati...

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To Hear the Story Told

by Tracy Briseño

I love to read books. I love having old favorites lined up on a shelf ready to open. I love the feel of the paper and the fun of using a special bookmark to mark my progress. I love being able to lend a favorite to a friend.

I also love e-books. I enjoy having a...

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