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Events for Children and Families

Today is 4/15/2014

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We connect you to the world of ideas through a variety of programming
for infants to teens, families and adults.  All programs are free.

Please click HERE for the schedule of regular storytimes that will run through the beginning of May, 2014, with a few exceptions.  Cancellations will be posted on the Library's homepage.

Special Events for Families and Children

Rock 'n' ReadRock ‘n’ Read

Spring Reading Program | April 1-30, 2014

There’s a brand new way to track your progress in this spring’s family reading program: online! Click here to sign up starting April 1!

Saturday Specials

10:30am, Ames Public Library (unless stated otherwise)

Join us for specially themed Saturday storytimes, great for the entire family.

  • April 19: Easter
  • May 10: Pet Parade (Brookside Park)

The New KidChildren's Book Author Tim Green

Wednesday, April 23 at 7pm, Ames High School Auditorium

Join us for this special event featuring author and NFL player Tim Green. The first 150 children in attendance will receive a free autographed copy of The New Kid by Tim Green!

Star Wars Jedi Academy:
May the Fourth Be With You

Sunday, May 4 at 1pm, Brookside Park

Is the Force strong in you? Come to Brookside Park to train to be a Jedi with crafts, games, and other fun activities!

Saturday Special: Pet Parade

Saturday, May 10 at 10:30am, Brookside Park

It’s a PET PARADE! Bring your special friend to Brookside Park and join in the fun. Non-pet owners are welcome, too!