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Don't let the kids have all the fun. Join Ames Public Library's Summer Reading Program for Adults and win prizes of your own!

Reading Books
Whenever you read or listen to a book, enter it in the "Log My Reading" section. You'll get to choose a reward from our prize bin after you've logged 10 hours, and again when you've logged 20 hours.

Going to Events
You can also earn a prize by going to 5 Library events. Go to the Challenges page and check off a "Go to a Library Event" challenge each time you attend one of our programs. After you've completed all 5, you'll get to choose a reward from our prize bin!

Prize Drawings
All of the reading you log and events you go to earn you entries into our summer prize drawings. The extra activities on the Challenges page--like reviewing the events you attend or taking a "shelfie"--will also earn you entries.

Be sure to log all of your reading and activities and pick up all of your prizes by the end of the day August 22, 2017!


2017-07-26 LGBTQ Meetup

Come to the Teen Space to talk about the movie Gender Revolution, the documentary shown at the Library on July 13. Learn about different sexualities and genders, make crafts, and meet other LGBTQ+ teens and teen allies. 

For grades 6-12.


2017-07-26 City of Ames Community Solar Workshop

Public Meeting to discuss community solar projects


2017-07-26 Readers' Theater Performance

Kindergarten through 6th graders will perform a Readers' Theater!


2017-07-27 Family Storytime

Join us for this interactive program that builds listening, language, and literacy skills.


2017-07-27 Summer Meals for Teens and Kids

Having a full stomach of good food is important for everyone in the summer.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture Food and Nutrition Service, Nevada Community School District, and Boys & Girls Clubs of Story County are partnering with Ames Public Library during the months of June, July, and August to provide free lunches to kids and teens.

Free to all youth 18 years and younger- meals for adults are $3.50.  Please come for lunch! We invite you to attend our programs before and/or after, too! (Sorry, no baby formula is available.)