From the Director's Desk

Get ready to blast off for a variety of learning experiences as we explore “A Universe of Stories” at the Aurora Public Library District! Did you know that 2019 is the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing? Our summer theme will engage all members of our communities with books, stories, and hands-on activities, with special emphasis on all things space-related.

We’ll be offering programs and events for all ages, including weekly Storytimes for younger kids, family programs each Friday, and programs for teens and adults. There’ll be prizes and book discussions! We’ll be looking through telescopes and exploring constellations! We’ll sing, and listen, and explore, and we want each of you to be part of the fun.

We invite families to participate in programs together, and even more importantly, we invite families to read together. Sharing a book builds a common experience and a common language. Summer is a great time to let kids and teens choose their own reading material without the pressure of school levels or tests, and it’s a chance for students to explore their personal interests at the library. If you’re not sure how to get your family members reading, let us help. We can guide everyone in your family toward a fantastic reading experience with multiple formats to choose from. Whether you prefer poetry, time travel, realistic fiction, or non-fiction, let this summer be your chance to soar through a galaxy of stories.

Peggy Dean, Director