Monday, May 6, 2013
Vacancy on board would expire in April 2014.
From the City of Ames Ames Mayor Ann Campbell is seeking one volunteer to fill a vacancy on the Ames Public Library Board of Trustees. The new trustee would fill the remainder of a term that will expire on April 1, 2014, and would be eligible to be reappointed for a three-year term. The Ames Public Library Board of Trustees is established by state law to carry out specific duties including the control and supervision of the library. The Board of Trustees selects and purchases various items, controls expenditures, establishes rules and regulations, and authorizes the use of the library by nonresidents. Other responsibilities of the Board include determining policies to govern library programs and operations, developing long-range goals…
Monday, March 18, 2013
Spring Break Activities in Ames.
Spring Break is upon us and those who aren't lucky enough to leave Ames for a vacation can still have some fun during the week. Find a range of activities to participate in below: Ames Public Library has closed its bookmobile from March 18 to March 22 and canceled all its regular story times like Toddler Time, Baby Talk, and Family Craft story times Monday through Friday, but it is offering: Storyteller Maureen Korte at 10 a.m. Tuesday March 19 in the Ames City Auditorium. Movie Matinee Ice Age 4: Continental Drift at 2 p.m. Wednesday March 20 in the Ames City Auditorium. Movie Matinee The Lorax: 2 p.m. Friday March 22 in the Ames City Auditorium. The library will be open regular hours next week. Children 8 and younger must have adult …
Friday, March 8, 2013
Advancing Women’s Rights: How Far Have We Come and Where Do We Go from Here?
A panel of International women led by State Rep. Lisa Heddens will discuss the advancement of women's rights, how far women have come and where they should go in the future as a celebration of International Women's Day. The panel discussion will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday at the Somerset Club House at 2400 Aspen Road. The discussion will be followed by refreshments. It is sponsored by the Friends of International Women, Iowa Resource for International Service, Margaret Sloss Women's Center, YMCA of Ames-ISU and the Ames Public Library. International Women's Day is now held March 8 to celebrate the achievements of women around the world, but began in the early 1900s as an international day to press for women's demands. In 1908, a group…
Saturday, February 2, 2013
Saturday is Take Your Child to the Library Day in Ames.
It's Take Your Child to the Library Day and the Ames Public Library is celebrating with a scavenger hunt. Smyles the library mascot will visit the library at its Lincoln Way location from 10 a.m. to noon. The library scavenger hunt will last throughout the day. Read about other events happening this weekend in Ames.
Wednesday, January 2, 2013
Storytimes went on hiatus as the library settled in its new temporary location, but Toddler Time, Baby Talk and Family Story Time will resume in the new year.
Ames Public Library will begin its regular storytimes at its new location beginning Jan. 14. The library reopened at 620 Lincoln Way at the Lincoln Center near Hobby Lobby and East HyVee in December so that renovations can begin at the permanent Douglas Avenue location. Since the move, the library found a home for most events at the temporary location, but board and other meetings will be held at Ames City Hall and the Teen Advisory Group will take place at a yet to be determined location and other programs will be held at Fisher Theater, the Northcrest Community social room and the Ames City Auditorium. For more information on events at Ames Public Library, call (515) 239-5656 or visit www.amespubliclibrary.org. Find a full list of …
Monday, December 31, 2012
A list of the best children's books of 2012, from James Patterson's ReadKiddoRead Foundation.
Courtesy of the ReadKiddoRead Foundation Maurice Sendak once said that one of the best things about being a maker of children’s books was that his audience kept being born. It’s true, of course: The great books from years past are brand new to today’s children and teens. But let’s take a moment at year’s end to recognize the books being published now for our young people. Here’s a quick roundup of a dozen highlights of 2012. (For more, visit ReadKiddoRead.com and check out our reviews.) You can find some of these books at the Ames Public Library's temporary location near East HyVee. Great Illustrated Books (Ages 2-5) Llama Llama Time to Share By Anna Dewdney For ages 2-5 When the doorbell rings, Mama Llama welcomes the neighbors – the Gnus…
Thursday, December 6, 2012
Just in time for finals week, the Ames Public Library will open at its new location Friday, three days earlier than planned.
The Ames Public Library will be open in Lincoln Center at 620 Lincoln Way starting this Friday. Drop boxes to return library items are already available just outside the entrance to the new location. The building at 515 Douglas Avenue is now beginning a two-year expansion and renovation that will double the size and add a full second floor and more. Programming like story times are still set to begin in January. The library's books, DVDs and coffee shop are located in the former Hastings Store and the administrative offices are set up three doors down at the former Harrison Sports store. SEE MORE ON PATCH
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
The library closes 9 p.m. Thursday and will reopen at its temporary location at the Lincoln Center on Dec. 10.
The Ames Public Library will close for business Thursday and move to the Lincoln Center so that a $20 million renovation and expansion project can begin. The library will close 9 p.m. Thursday. And Friday volunteers will assemble and begin packing an entire collection of books, CDs, periodicals, shelves and furnishings and move to its temporary location at 620 Lincoln Way next to Hobby Lobby adjacent to the East Hy-Vee. Residents can check out as many books as they want right up until 9 p.m. Thursday when the library will close. Staff expect to reopen at the Lincoln Center location on the morning of Dec. 10. The library will cease all services including the Bookmobile during the move and people can keep everything they've checked until the…
Monday, October 22, 2012
Check out ReadKiddoRead's list of the best Halloween books for kids.
Monday, October 22, 2012
All of us—adults, teens and children—enjoy a scary chill. What better time of year than Halloween to indulge in stories that make our spines tingle? It's the perfect time for your family to share some spooky stories each evening. To get you started, here are some Halloween books filled with ghosts and ghouls, wizards and witches, haunted houses and black magic that everyone can enjoy together. Many of these books can be found at the Ames Public Library. Click the titles to find out when you can check them out. PICTURE BOOKS for ages 2-6 The youngest children love the fun of Halloween: costumes, trick-or-treating and gentle tales of ghosts and goblins. Here are some books for this age group: GHOSTS IN THE HOUSE By Kazuno Kohara For ages …
Monday, September 24, 2012
Almost 80 people have reserved the Rowling's new novel in book or audio form at the Ames Public Library.
Harry Potter may have vanished into the past, but author J.K. Rowling is still around, and her first “official” for-adults book, The Casual Vacancy, is due out Sept. 27. In Ames, you can buy the book at Books-A-Million. And if you’re looking to check the book out from Ames Public Library, you'll have to wait;62 people are on the waiting list for a hard copy and 12 more have signed up for the audio version. Right now, the library expects to purchase 13 copies of Rowling's first adult novel and hopes to have them on hand on Sept. 27. The book can be reserved by phone or on the web. The new book, by the creator of Harry Potter, is aiming this book at a grown-up audience. More than 2 million hardcover copies of the novel are set to be released…