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Complete challenge activities, like reading or coming to Library events, and earn free prizes!

Earning Prizes
To get started, go to the Challenges page and start doing the activities listed there. You will earn a prize once you have completed activities in the "Earn a Prize" challenge 10, 25, and 45 times. You can mix and match activities however you like: do a little of everything, just read, or pick your favorites. Be sure to click "Complete Challenge" for each time you read 20 minutes, even if you already logged your reading through the homepage or reading page!

Extra Prizes
You can earn extra prizes by completing the "Extra Credit" and "Write a Book Review" challenges!

Prize Drawings
Once you complete "Earn a Prize: Level 3," all of your reading, activities, and bonus challenges earn you entries into our end-of-summer prize drawings! To enter the prize drawings, find the "Prize Drawing" challenges and click "Complete Challenge" for any (and all) prize drawings you would like to enter. (If you don't submit any of the Prize Drawing challenges, you will not be entered in any prize drawings.)

Build a Better Avatar
You can also track you're reading using the online log, which will unlock new parts for your avatar in the quest to build a better world. Any reading you log will also earn you entries into the end-of-summer prize drawings.

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.)