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.
Language Learning At the Library
Ways To Learn More!
There are a variety of opportunities to experience new languages at your local library!
- Stop any into of our "Conversations in..." groups to chat in another language.
- Enjoy children's storytimes each month in Spanish and Chinese.
- Learn a language online for free with our online resources below.
- Check out our library materials such as books and audio learning available in our nonfiction collection.
(Look in the 400s.)
Upcoming Language Events
Informe Académico proporciona acceso a periódicos y revistas especializadas de lengua española y portuguesa. La base de datos ofrece una amplia gama de contenidos sobre América Latina.
Little Pim is the fun, easy way for kids ages 0-6 to learn a new language. Come explore with Little Pim, the adorable cartoon panda, as you discover a new language! To access Little Pim log in and select 'KIDS' under the 72 Languages header.
Powered by intelligent technology and an adaptive algorithm, Mango empowers you to communicate with confidence, preparing you for uncharted experiences with language and culture. Challenge yourself to discover something new. Start the conversation.
Express yourself in over 100 languages, from Afrikaans to Zulu, with Transparent Language, the scientifically proven method to learning a new language. Flexible learning paths allow you to choose your own adventure in an easy to use interface. Touchscreen friendly with mobile apps for language learning on the go!