Ames Repair Café

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Drop in to a free Repair Café at the Library! Volunteers will help repair broken items to give them a longer life cycle. There is no charge for repairs at the Repair Café.

If they're unable to repair your item, or parts are required, they'll help you find a local repair shop that can help. (If you have replacement parts, you can bring them with your broken item.) Repair volunteers can also teach basic maintenance.

For this Repair Café there will also be a seed giveaway! Free flower and vegetable seeds from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach – Story County and native tree seedlings from the City of Ames will be available while supplies last.

What can you bring for repairs? 

  • Clothing
  • Jewelry & Accessories
  • Electronics
  • Home & Kitchen Appliances
  • Bicycles
  • Small Motors
  • Gardening

The Repair Café aims to reduce waste, share tools and resources, and help build self-reliance skills in our community. 

If you have any questions or would like to volunteer, please e-mail

Presented in partnership with Ames Public Library, City of Ames Resource Recovery, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, and Wheatsfield Co-op. Supported by the Ames Public Library Friends Foundation and Fareway.

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