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Read and complete challenge activities to earn free prizes!

Reading Books
Whenever you read (or someone reads to you), enter it in the "Log My Reading" section. When you've read 200 minutes, you'll earn a spin on the prize wheel! After 500 minutes you'll earn a free book, and after 900 minutes you'll earn a ticket to an exclusive end-of-summer dance party!
Logging your reading also lets you change your avatar by leveling up and going through the "Build a Better World" story online.

Bonus Challenges
You can earn extra prizes and entries into the prize drawings by completing activities on the "Challenges" page.

Prize Drawings
After you've read 900 minutes and earned your ticket to the party, all of your reading, activities, and bonus challenges will earn you entries into our end-of-summer prize drawings! To enter the prize drawings, go to the "Challenges" page, 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.)

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.)