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

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Summer Reading Challenge

All Day 6/1 - 8/24
Family, Teens, Adults
Library Branch: Ames Public Library
Room: Ames Public Library
Age Group: Family, Teens, Adults
Program Type: Reading Incentive Program
Program Details:
Do you love free stuff? Are you between the ages of 0 and 120? Then join our Summer Reading Challenge starting Tuesday, June 1!   Watch here for more information. ...


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.

Terrific Tuesdays: The Cherrypickers

10:00am - 11:00am
Family
Library Branch: Off Site
Age Group: Family
Program Type: Special Event
Program Details:
  Join us for terrific events at Bandshell Park throughout the summer!   June 15 will be The Cherrypickers All-Ages Dance Party Join the Cherrypickers for a live dance party for the whole family!  Suppor...


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.

Free Summer Meals for Kids and Teens

11:45am - 12:45pm
Family
Library Branch: Ames Public Library
Room: Farwell T. Brown Auditorium
Age Group: Family
Program Type: Special Event
Program Details:
June 14 - August 13  Weekdays, 11:45am-12:45pm in the Library's Auditorium Having a full stomach of good food is important for everyone in the summer! Pick up a free to-go lunch weekdays in the Library's Auditorium. Lunch is free to a...


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.

Storytime with Ben

10:00am - 10:30am
Family
Library Branch: Ames Public Library
Room: In Front of Library
Age Group: Family
Program Type: Storytime
Program Details:
  Families with preschoolers and toddlers are invited to Ben's storytimes, filled with music,  stories, and fun!   See more Summer 2021 events at www.amespubliclibrary.org/Summer2021. ...


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.

Free Summer Meals for Kids and Teens

11:45am - 12:45pm
Family
Library Branch: Ames Public Library
Room: Farwell T. Brown Auditorium
Age Group: Family
Program Type: Special Event
Program Details:
June 14 - August 13  Weekdays, 11:45am-12:45pm in the Library's Auditorium Having a full stomach of good food is important for everyone in the summer! Pick up a free to-go lunch weekdays in the Library's Auditorium. Lunch is free to a...


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.

Free Summer Meals for Kids and Teens

11:45am - 12:45pm
Family
Library Branch: Ames Public Library
Room: Farwell T. Brown Auditorium
Age Group: Family
Program Type: Special Event
Program Details:
June 14 - August 13  Weekdays, 11:45am-12:45pm in the Library's Auditorium Having a full stomach of good food is important for everyone in the summer! Pick up a free to-go lunch weekdays in the Library's Auditorium. Lunch is free to a...


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.

 

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