From the Director's Desk

I’ve been spending lots of time this year thinking about our library community. Some of my thoughts have centered on all the wonderful bicentennial events in the town of Aurora. There is such a rich history in Aurora, and residents are obviously proud of all that their town has accomplished. The Aurora Public Library District is also proud to be part of that heritage, and we’re proud to be part of the Aurora Historic District!

After seeing the Crossroads: Changes in Rural America exhibit at the Dillsboro Public Library, I’ve also been thinking about the unique features of Dillsboro and, more broadly, about the qualities that make life in small towns so appealing. If you haven’t already viewed the exhibit, the last day will be on October 20th. In addition to touring the exhibit, I would like to encourage you to attend our special programs on September 26th (Valuing Hoosier Communities and Environments) and on October 9th (the music of Kevin Stonerock). We also have a great variety of books and DVDs to encourage further thought about rural America and some of the changes of the past century. You can find some of those titles by clicking on the Crossroads tab in our online catalog

Our Library District encompasses not only Aurora and Dillsboro, but also communities in Manchester, Sparta, Moores Hill and Farmer’s Retreat. My goal as Library Director is for each of you to see the Aurora Public Library District as not only a center for books, but also as a place for the free exchange of ideas and the sharing of resources. The Library District belongs to you – the residents of these communities. My staff and I are dedicated to providing quality resources that allow you to pursue your personal interests and achieve your professional goals. As part of our strategic plan, we love to partner with other community organizations. Just give me a call if your group would like to work with us to provide programs or services to our library patrons.

Peggy Dean, Director