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Library News

Small Talk Builds Babies' Brains

Did you know that Ames Public Library is part of an exciting research program about brain development in babies?

Small Talk Story County is a program that not only trains parents how to help their child’s brain development through talk, but also performs research on the outcomes of...

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Experiment with a MERGE Cube

Would you like to hold the sun in the palm of your hand? Try it out at the Library!

Visit Ames Public Library's children's area this summer to explore a MERGE Cube. Using an app and the camera on one of our tablets, you can interact with a virtual object that moves, tilts, and rotates w...

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Dog Man Wins March Madness

After a month-long, no-holds-barred brawl, Dog Man (along with Cat Kid) has claimed the title of most popular children's book at Ames Public Library.

The Library's annual March Madness bracket invited visitors to vote on their favorite book in four weeks of match-ups. Mo Willems' Don't ...

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Upcoming Events

This event is in the "Family" group.

Toddler Time

September 17, 2019
1:00pm - 1:30pm
Family
Library Branch: Ames Public Library
Room: Storytime Room
Age Group: Family
Program Type: Storytime
Program Details:
Join Dewey Bear and youth services staff in a sing-a-long with story and related early literacy activities perfect for toddlers, their families, and their friends. ...


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.

Art Club

September 17, 2019
1:00pm - 3:00pm
Adults
Library Branch: Ames Public Library
Room: Dale H. Ross Board Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Arts/Crafts, Meetup
Program Details:
Discuss art, artists, and creativity. This is a great opportunity to share your work and get some suggestions and gentle critiques. Feel free to bring an art project to work on (using non-messy materials). ...


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.

Baby Time

September 17, 2019
1:30pm - 2:00pm
Family
Library Branch: Ames Public Library
Room: Storytime Room
Age Group: Family
Program Type: Storytime
Program Details:
Sing, sign, read, and play together. Join with other caregivers and their pre-walkers and older siblings for 20 minutes of conversation and play. Everyone will have fun meeting others and learning something new. ...


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.

VCSC Board Meeting

September 17, 2019
5:00pm - 8:00pm
Library Branch: Ames Public Library
Room: PEO Room
Purpose of Meeting
Monthly Board Meeting...

Girl Scout Troop 253

September 17, 2019
6:30pm - 8:00pm
Library Branch: Ames Public Library
Room: Danfoss Room
Purpose of Meeting
Troop meeting...