From the Director's Desk

Have you ever thought about changes you would like to see to the Aurora Public Library District? We are currently in the process of writing a new Long Range Plan for the Library District, and we need input from our community members! The Library is a resource for the entire community, and we want to be responsive to your changing needs. Take a look at the mission statement on our web page ( and help us identify any areas that need improvement. Get input from your family members and friends, especially those who don’t regularly come into one of our libraries. Let us know what we’re missing that might be helpful to you. You can also take our Community Survey at: Feel free to call me at 812-926-0646 to discuss your concerns.

As local schools are back in session, I invite you to take some time to look at some of our great educational resources. Under the Online Resources link on the web page, you’ll find a range of learning opportunities to explore. In addition to online encyclopedias, we have databases with information about world countries and also U.S. states. These are great references for browsing or for gathering information for a trip. Research household appliances with Consumer Reports or learn how to repair your lawn mower engine (Small Engine Repair). We also recently added a link to reliable medical and health resources. Don’t forget to check out Novelist to help you find new authors or read-a-likes for your favorite books.

Thank you for being part of the Library community! We are fortunate to be part of a community that values and supports public libraries.

Peggy Dean, Director