Your Library Online

Get your library card online and start using it now!


Community members may currently register online and immediately get access to a variety of online resources.

Connect With Your Librarians

Reading Radio Wednesdays @ Noon on KHOI Community Radio

Watch for videos, book recommendations, and more on our Facebook page and our YouTube channel.

Hear us on Reading Radio on KHOI Community Radio.

Storytime Online With Your Ames Public Library

Catch storytime on Facebook Tuesdays and Fridays at 10am. (Many are available on our YouTube channel.)

Listen to The Wonderful Wizard of Oz for your nightly Bedtime Story--or any time!

Teens are welcome to hang out and connect with other local teens on our APL Teen Space Discord server! To get your very own invite, fill out this short form.

Online Resources for Kids

  • @Home Activities
  • Tumblebook Library interactive stories
  • Khan Academy online learning
  • Homework help, research tools, language learning, and more
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!

Try it out >>

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!

Bridges: e-books, audiobooks, and videos 

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Hoopla: e-audiobooks, graphic novels, e-books, movies, music, and television

Hoopla Logo in front of a collage of DVD and music covers with text about what you can borrow through Hoopla app

Kanopy: award-winning documentaries, rare and hard-to-find titles, film festival favorites, indie and classic films, and world cinema

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