Winter Walkin’ Continues

Don’t walk alone! Walk with the Aurora Public Library District!

Meet us on Wednesdays at the Dillsboro Branch at 8:30 am and on Fridays at the Aurora Branch at 8:30 am to walk. Weather permits. Each time you join us, you will be entered to win a massage from Summer House in Aurora!

Let’s walk together in this winter wonderland! We hope to see you there, all bundled up, of course!

Fly Guy Celebration!

Bzzzzz… Bzzz… Bzzzzz…

What’s that sound? It must be FLY GUY!

Are you ready for Buzz, Fly Guy, and Tedd Arnold? Tedd Arnold is the famous children’s author of the book series Fly Guy. Our Aurora Public Library District will feature a special storytime on Tuesday, January 17th at 5:30 p.m.! Fly Guy stories, crafts, and activities as well as snacks will be “buzzing” around for the kids to enjoy.

The Dillsboro Branch will also be holding a special storytime on Thursday, January 19th at 4:30 p.m. featuring Fly Guy books. We look forward to having all kids help us celebrate Tedd Arnold and his famous Fly Guy books!


LEGO® Club Kickoff!

Whether you’re a future architect or you just like to get creative, our new LEGO Club is the place to be!

Building with Legos is an effective way to stimulate the brain while also having fun! Each month we will have a different theme for kids to build. Feel free to work together with friends or on your own.

We will be meeting at the Aurora Public Library on January 10th at 5:00 pm. Snacks, drinks, and LEGOs will be provided. The only thing you have to bring is your creativity! We can’t wait to see what you build.


January Storytimes

Welcome, 2023!
Our storytime for children in January will start off with fun activities using the numbers in 2023. What do the words hibernation, arctic, and nocturnal all have in common? Why, animals of course! We cannot forget about snow, ice, and the color white to fit into our January storytimes also. There is going to be SNOW much fun! We hope you don’t miss out on this! There may be a surprise author study also on 2 special dates!
We hope to see all the kiddos at our storytime! Happy New Year!
January storytime has all kinds of cold-themed activities. We will start off the first week of January by celebrating our new year and incorporating the numbers 2, 0, 2, and 3 into our storytime. Books with numbers in their titles will be featured this week as well as New Year books… maybe books that just came out! Kids will enjoy making party poppers as well as participating in challenges involving building with 2 or 3 items. Imaginations will soar in this first-week challenge.
Happy New Year to everyone and we look forward to seeing you at our storytimes on Tuesdays and Thursdays at the Dillsboro Public Library and Wednesdays and Fridays at the Aurora Public Library at 10:30 am!

Read365 with APLD!

We’re over halfway through the year! Are YOU getting rewarded for reading this year by registering for the Read365 Reading Challenge on Beanstack?

The Aurora Public Library District has created a challenge to read as much as you can in 2023. The more you read, the more chances you’ll get to win a huge prize at the end of the year! Every 20 hours of reading earns you another entry in our prize drawing. You can also earn a ticket by writing reviews on the books you’ve read!

Want to get started? Click this link to find our Beanstack page and register today. This challenge is open to anyone aged 13 or older. If you have any questions, please call 812-926-0646 for more information and follow us on Facebook.






CLOSED 12/23/22

Due to inclement weather and extreme cold, the Aurora and Dillsboro Public Libraries will be closed Friday, December 23rd, 2022. If you would like to return items, please drop materials in the book drops out in front of the buildings. Items will be checked in according to the last date the library was open to the public.

We will be closed for the remainder of the holiday weekend, including Monday, December 26th, 2022. We will be open again Tuesday, December 27th, 2022 ready to help our patrons.

We hope you all stay safe and warm during this time. As a reminder, public shelter is available at the Aurora Fire Department at 5950 Dutch Hollow Road, Aurora, IN 47001.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. Have a safe and Happy Holiday!

Shelter Available


Due to impending inclement weather and extreme cold in the coming days, the Aurora Fire Department is providing public shelter at the fire station at the top of Trester Hill at 5950 Dutch Hollow Road, Aurora IN, 47001. If you have any questions or concerns, the non-emergency line for the fire department is 812-926-1122.

We hope you and yours stay safe and warm this holiday season.

Please scan the QR code below to get directions to the fire station from the Aurora Public Library.

January’s Teen Advisory Session

What do YOU want to see at your library? Make your voice heard by attending our monthly Teen Advisory Board meeting this January.

This month, we’ll be taking down our old display and putting up our new display of fairytale retellings. We’ll also be choosing our display for February to get ready to set it up. Jamie, our teen services leader, will be helping our attendees work on asset mapping, or creating a map of helpful resources in our communities.

Pizza and drinks will be provided as always! Get the details on all our upcoming teen programs in the new year while snacking on free food with us.

We will be meeting at the Aurora Public Library on January 5th at 6:00 pm. Registration is recommended, but not required. We look forward to hearing from you soon! Happy New Year!

Crafty Creations with the Framery

Oh, the weather outside is frightful… but our crafts are so delightful! The Aurora Public Library District is hosting our adult crafting program for January with The Framery to help us create a lovely winter scene.

Crafty Creations, our monthly adult crafting program at the Aurora Public Library District is happy to announce a partnership with the Framery in Lawrenceburg, Indiana, to bring to our crafty patrons a winter-themed painting-with-a-twist class! All items will be provided and each class is limited to only eight attendees. There will be two chances for our adult patrons to attend this class, one at the Dillsboro branch on Thursday, January 12, at 4:00 pm and another at the Aurora branch on Thursday, January 26, at 6:00 pm. Light refreshments will be provided.

Registration is required. Please call 812-926-0646 to register. We look forward to seeing you there! Stay cozy and warm!