Library News


Summer Reading Begins!

Ames Public Library's annual Summer Reading Challenge is here!

Read for Prizes

Do you love free stuff? Are you between the ages of 0 and 120? Then join our Summer Reading Challenge starting Tuesday, June 1!

Three Ways to Play

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Free Walk-in COVID-19 Vaccinations

Ames Public Library will host free walk-in COVID-19 vaccinations:

Saturday, May 15, from 10am to 3pm Tuesday, May 18, from 10am to 3pm Saturday, May 22, from 10am to 3pm Thursday, June 3, from 3 to 7pm

Mary Greeley Medical Center staff will administer the Johnson & Joh...

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Ames Public Library Grieves

Ames Public Library is committed to the City of Ames values shared by Mayor Haila in support of the Asian American and Pacific Islander community. (

Ames Public Library staff and Trustees grieve for the recent acts of violence in o...

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Library Notes

So Many Lokis

by Alissa Lee Dornink Hawes

I had been waiting all year for June, ever since Disney announced the Loki miniseries would be available on demand. Wednesdays (or Loki Day as I started calling it) were the highlight of the week when I could sit down and finally watch the next episode.

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The Library as Gathering Space

by Sheila Schofer

Over the last decade, the library’s role as community gathering space has becoming increasingly clearer.  As e-books and downloadable content took off and libraries’ digital collections grew, some wondered whether the library would continue to exist. I always reassu...

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