Summer 2021

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Did You Know?

  • Summer reading helps kids and teens avoid the "summer slide" (the period during summer break when there is a risk of falling behind in academic knowledge and literacy).
  • Summer reading is great for all ages, not just kids. Everyone can benefit from improving literacy skills.
  • When you participate in the Ames Public Library Summer Reading Challenge you can earn cool prizes!

 

Make your summer full of reading, cool prizes, and fun activities!

 

Upcoming Events

Bookmobile Closed

All Day 5/27 - 5/31
Closing
Branches:
Off Site
Description:

Ames Public Library Bookmobile will be closed May 27-31

The Bookmobile's summer schedule will begin June 3.

This event is in the "Family" group.
This event is in the "Teens" group.
This event is in the "Adults" group.
Library Branch: Ames Public Library
Room: Ames Public Library
Age Group: Family, Teens, Adults
Program Type: Summer at the Library
Program Details:

 

Do you love free stuff? Are you between the ages of 0 and 120?

Then join our Summer Reading Challenge starting June 1 - August 22 and earn prizes for tracking your reading!

 

Three Ways to Play:


Ames Public Library connects you to the world of ideas through diverse and inclusive resources and programs. We welcome proposals via our website for programs at www.amespubliclibrary.org/programproposal and exhibits at https://www.amespubliclibrary.org/exhibit-proposal.

This event is in the "Family" group.

Pop Up Book Sale

All Day 6/3 - 6/7
Library Branch: Ames Public Library
Room: Lobby
Age Group: Family
Program Type: Book Sale
Program Details:

 

Stop by the Library for a Pop Up Book Sale featuring children's nonfiction—just in time for summer reading!


Ames Public Library connects you to the world of ideas through diverse and inclusive resources and programs. We welcome proposals via our website for programs at www.amespubliclibrary.org/programproposal and exhibits at https://www.amespubliclibrary.org/exhibit-proposal.

This event is in the "Family" group.
This event is in the "Teens" group.
Library Branch: Ames Public Library
Room: Farwell T. Brown Auditorium
Age Group: Family, Teens
Program Type: Health/Fitness, Summer at the Library
Program Details:

 

Having a full stomach of good food is important! Eat a free lunch weekdays this summer from 11:30am-12:30pm in the Library's Auditorium.


Ames Public Library connects you to the world of ideas through diverse and inclusive resources and programs. We welcome proposals via our website for programs at www.amespubliclibrary.org/programproposal and exhibits at https://www.amespubliclibrary.org/exhibit-proposal.

This event is in the "Family" group.
This event is in the "Teens" group.
Library Branch: Ames Public Library
Room: Farwell T. Brown Auditorium
Age Group: Family, Teens
Program Type: Health/Fitness, Summer at the Library
Program Details:

 

Having a full stomach of good food is important! Eat a free lunch weekdays this summer from 11:30am-12:30pm in the Library's Auditorium.


Ames Public Library connects you to the world of ideas through diverse and inclusive resources and programs. We welcome proposals via our website for programs at www.amespubliclibrary.org/programproposal and exhibits at https://www.amespubliclibrary.org/exhibit-proposal.

This event is in the "Family" group.
This event is in the "Teens" group.
Library Branch: Ames Public Library
Room: Farwell T. Brown Auditorium
Age Group: Family, Teens
Program Type: Health/Fitness, Summer at the Library
Program Details:

 

Having a full stomach of good food is important! Eat a free lunch weekdays this summer from 11:30am-12:30pm in the Library's Auditorium.


Ames Public Library connects you to the world of ideas through diverse and inclusive resources and programs. We welcome proposals via our website for programs at www.amespubliclibrary.org/programproposal and exhibits at https://www.amespubliclibrary.org/exhibit-proposal.

 

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Tell the world how your summer reading is going! 

Tag us @AmesPublicLibrary or use #APLsummer21

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