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Thanksgiving and the Day After Thanksgiving
Christmas Eve and Christmas Day
New Year's Eve (Close at 5pm)

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Library News

Wi-fi Hotspots

Need Internet? Check out a Hotspot!

Ames Public Library now has Wi-Fi Hotspots available for free checkout thanks to the Ames Public Library Friends Foundation! Borrow a Hotspot to use the internet at home or on the road. Hotspots use cellular networks to connect you to the interne...

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Library Director Search Continues

After completing extensive on-site interviews with three finalists, the Ames Public Library Board of Trustees announced it will continue its search for the next Library Director. The Board had entered negotiations with a selected candidate, who withdrew for family considerations.

“Altho...

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Upcoming Events

Winter Reading Challenge

All Day12/26 - 2/28
All Ages
Library Branch: Off Site
Age Group: All Ages
Program Type: Reading Incentive Program
Program Details:
All ages are invited to pick up a reading challenge sheet from the Library or sign up online and read your way to a free book. Supported by the Ames Public Library Friends Foundation. ...

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.

Yule Ball

January 19, 2019
6:30pm - 9:30pm
All Ages, Teens
Library Branch: Ames Public Library
Room: Farwell T. Brown Auditorium
Age Group: All Ages, Teens
Program Type: Special Event
Program Details:
All Ages: 6:30-8pm  •  Teens Only: 8-9:30pm Wizards and muggles of all ages are invited to enjoy music, dancing, snacks, and activities with a Harry Potter theme. Costumes are encouraged. There will be a costume contest at 7:30pm. M...

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.

Great Books 1

January 20, 2019
2:00pm - 4:00pm
Adults
Library Branch: Ames Public Library
Room: Dale H. Ross Board Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Book Discussion
Program Details:
Call (515) 239-5646 ext. 4 to register or learn more. Supported by the Ames Public Library Friends Foundation. ...

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.

NAEP meeting

January 21, 2019
9:30am - 5:00pm
Adults
Library Branch: Ames Public Library
Room: PEO Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Class/Workshop

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.

Toddler Time

January 21, 2019
10:00am - 10:30am
Family
Library Branch: Ames Public Library
Room: Storytime Room
Age Group: Family
Program Type: Storytime
Program Details:
Join us for 20-25 minutes of music, books, and early literacy activities perfect for toddlers and their families.   ...

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.