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About the Library

Learn about Ames Public Library's mission and values, explore its Strategic Plan, and browse current and past Annual Reports:
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History of the Library

Learn about Ames' library through the years, from its beginning as a reading room to a free library in a Carnegie building to the latest expansion in 2014.

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Art at the Library

Painting of yellow bird on a branch

See paintings, quilts, stained glass and more on permanent display in the Library.

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Every time you check something out from the Library, you are practicing the "reuse" part of "reduce, reuse, recycle." But that's not the only way Ames Public Library is keeping it green!

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