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Use your Ames Public Library card to check out a family pass to participating museums and attractions free of charge!

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Ames Public Library's Home Delivery service provides library materials to homebound residents of Ames.

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Personalized Picks

Need some book recommendations? Fill out our Personalized Picks online form to tell us about what you want to read. Our experts will put together a custom book list based on your responses and e-mail it to you!

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Story Line: Call to hear stories or jokes!

Do you want to hear a story?

Call the Story Line at (515) 239-5636 and hear stories for a variety of ages, stories in multiple languages, and family-friendly jokes. Listen any time you want, as many times as you want!

If we don't have what you're looking for, just fill out the Item Request Form. We may be able to borrow it from another library or even purchase it.

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Would you like to partner with the Library on a special event? Share your idea through the Program Proposal Form.

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Ames Public Library's mascot, Smyles, makes appearances at some community events. If you think Smyles would be a good fit at your event, fill out the Smyles Appearance Request Form.

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Get a look at the Library, its operation, and its resources! Fill out the Tour Request Form to get started.

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Need a notary or an exam proctor? Call the Business Office at (515) 239-5646 ext. 6, to set up an appointment.

Looking for tax forms or information on the AARP Tax Aide program? Visit our Tax page or call (515) 239-5646 extension 4.

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The Library no longer has an Iowa Department of Transportation self-service kiosk.

To find another Driver's License Kiosk or service center, visit the Iowa DOT website.