Lego Club Meets This Month!

Lego Club meets in October

Join us at Lego Club!

We encourage kids explore their creativity and create whatever they chose but if they need a little help, we have challenge cards available.

Feel free to collaborate in a group or by yourself. Afterward, we will put the designs up on the shelves in front of the children’s room to show off your creations.

No registration is required.

Legos are provided along with snacks and drinks.

We will be meeting at the Dillsboro Public Library on October 3rd at 3:30 pm and at the Aurora Public Library on October 18th at 5 pm.

We can’t wait to see what you create!


Hocus Pocus Movie Night at the Depot

Oh no… you lit the black candle! You know what that means! The Sanderson Sisters are coming to the Aurora Train Depot!

It’s just a bunch of Hocus Pocus! Join us at the Local History Library at the Depot for a showing of Hocus Pocus, a family film that follows a villainous comedic trio of witches who are inadvertently resurrected by a teenage boy in Salem, Massachusetts on Halloween night.

FREE snacks and drinks will be provided. Anyone ages 13-19 are welcome to attend!

We’ll watch the Sanderson Sisters return on Thursday, October 12th at 6 pm at the Local History Library at the Depot. Wear your spookiest attire if you feel so obligated!

The Sanderson Sisters


Blacklight Paint Party at Dillsboro

We’re lighting up the night at the library! Use our fluorescent paint under the blacklights to make your own glow painting while sipping on some soda and juice!

Space is limited and registration is required. Anyone 13-19 is welcome to register. Please call 812-954-4151 to register. This is a FREE program and all supplies will be provided.

We will be painting a the Dillsboro Public Library on Thursday, October 5th at 6 pm. We can’t wait to see what groovy creations you make!

CLOSED for Columbus Day

APLD Closed for Columbus Day

The Aurora and Dillsboro Public Libraries will be closed for Columbus Day on October 9th.

As a reminder, our hours will be changed the week prior for the Farmers Fair. If you would like to renew items, please do so prior to our closing on Friday, October 6th before 4 pm. You may do so by visiting the library, calling us at 812-926-0646, or renewing through your account online by using your library card number and pin.

If you would like to return items, you may drop them in the drop boxes outside the lower level of the Aurora Public Library or on the front wall of the Dillsboro Public Library. They will be checked in according to the last day the library was open, Friday, October 6th.

If you have any questions or concerns, please call 812-926-0646 or visit the library and speak to a librarian.

Have a nice holiday!

Celebrate Your Freadom

Banned Books Week October 1-7

Happy Banned Books Week from your favorite community library!

This Banned Books Week, we are celebrating the Freadom to Read, granted by the United States Constitution and the laws guaranteeing your right to read. Check out our displays at the Aurora and Dillsboro Public Libraries and check out some of the most challenged and banned books of the past year in honor of your FREADOM!

Check out the full list of the American Library Association’s Top 13 Most Challenged Books on 2022 below and read more about your favorite banned book!

1. Gender Queer: A Memoir by Maia Kobabe

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2. All Boys Aren’t Blue by George M. Johnson

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3. The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison

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4. Flamer by Mike Curato

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5. (tie) Looking For Alaska by John Green

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5. (tie) The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky

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7. Lawn Boy by Jonathan Evison

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8. The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie

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9. Out of Darkness by Ashley Hope Pérez

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10. (tie) A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas

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10. (tie) Crank by Ellen Hopkins

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10. (tie) Me and Earl and the Dying Girl by Jesse Andrews

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10. (tie) This Book is Gay by Juno Dawson

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Farmers Fair Library Hours

Changed Library Hours for the Fair

The Aurora Public Library and Local History Library @ The Depot will have changed hours for the week of the Aurora Farmers Fair to better serve our patrons.

The Aurora Public Library will be open from 10 am-4 pm Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, October 6th, 7th, and 8th. APL will be closed on Saturday, October 9th.

The Local History Library@ The Depot will be open from 2 pm-4 pm on Wednesday, October 6th, and from 12 pm-4 pm on Thursday, October 7th.

If you need to renew items, please call the Aurora Public Library during our changed business hours at 812-926-0646, visit the library, or renew online by logging on to your account with your library card number and pin. If you would like to return items, please leave them in the drop box outside of the library’s lower level on Second Street. They will be checked in according to the last day the library was open.

If you have any questions or concerns, please call 812-926-0646 or visit the library and speak to a librarian today.

Have a fun and safe Farmers Fair!

BTL Reads This Is How It Always Is

BTL Reads This is How It Always Is

If you like to read a variety of books, and if you like to discuss the books you read, you should join one of the Aurora Public Library District’s book groups. There will be afternoon groups that meet at the Aurora Public Library on September 28 @ 1:00 pm and the Dillsboro Public Library on September 29 @ 10:00 am. There will also be an evening meeting at the Local History Library on October 3 @ 6:30 pm. We will be discussing This Is How It Always Is by Laurie Frankel.

This is Claude. He’s five years old, the youngest of five brothers, and loves peanut butter sandwiches. He also loves wearing a dress, and dreams of being a princess.
When he grows up, Claude says, he wants to be a girl.
Rosie and Penn want Claude to be whoever Claude wants to be. They’re just not sure they’re ready to share that with the world. Soon the entire family is keeping Claude’s secret. Until one day it explodes.
This Is How It Always Is is a novel about revelations, transformations, fairy tales, and family. And it’s about the ways this is how it always is: Change is always hard and miraculous and hard again, parenting is always a leap into the unknown with crossed fingers and full hearts, children grow but not always according to plan. And families with secrets don’t get to keep them forever.

Pick up a book today to join our club and get reading!

Special Storytime!

Mo Willems Storytime in September

The Pigeon wants to drive the bus! Would you let this wacky bird take the wheel?

Explore this story and many more by beloved children’s author and illustrator Mo Willems at our Special Saturday Storytimes this September! It’s the Pigeon’s 20th birthday, so there’s no better way to celebrate! These storytimes are about all things Willems, including Elephant & Piggie, Pigeon, Unlimited Squirrels, and the Knuffle Bunny! Listen to your favorite stories, get up to sing and dance, and create cool crafts with Miss Tammy based on Mo’s best books, which you can check from the library with your own library card!

Aurora’s special storytime is September 23rd at 10:30 am and 1 pm. Meet us at the Dilslboro Public Library for our special storytime on September 9th at 10:30 am or 1 pm. We can’t wait to see you there!

Check out these books below to get ready to celebrate the Pigeon’s birthday!

The Pigeon Wants a Puppy by Mo WIllems The Pigeon Will Ride the Rollercoaster by Mo Willems The Pigeon Needs a Bath by Mo Willems Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus by Mo Willems The Pigeon Has to Go to School by Mo Willems The Duckling Gets a Cookie by Mo Willems Don't Let the Pigeon Stay Up Late by Mo Willems The Pigeon Finds a Hot Dog by Mo WIllems


crafternoon at dillsboro public library september 26

Get crafty with Miss Emily after school at the Dillsboro Public Library for our September Crafternoon project! On September 26th after school (3:30 pm), meet up with friends or come by yourself to create your very own Scribble-Bot! What is a Scribble-Bot you ask? It’s a robot you can build yourself that creates its very own picture! Learn how to build one with Emily and take it home with you for endless creation!

Got any questions? Give us a call at 812-954-4151 or visit the library today to speak with a librarian. We can’t wait to see what you create!

Chapter Chat Reads Yusuf Azeem is NOT a Hero

Chapter Chat meets in September

Chapter Chat is back… with a little twist!

Children can pick up each month’s book with interactive elements in a bag that go along with the story. As you read, there are items in that bag that have page numbers on them. When you reach that page, you will have a fun, interactive element paired with the story to play with!

September’s book is “Yusuf Azeem is Not a Hero” by Saadia Faruqi.Yusuf Azeem is not a hero

Yusuf Azeem is thrilled to attend middle school, but he is upset to see a letter that reads, “You suck.” He is passionate about robots and hopes to compete in the Texas Robots Competition and make the middle school robotics team. However, as the 20th anniversary of September 11th approaches, life for Muslim families and their friends in this small Southern town is becoming increasingly stressful.

Bags can be picked up at Aurora at the lower level desk and a Dillsboro. Meeting times are as follows:

Aurora: September 20th @ 4:30 pm

Dillsboro: September 19th – After School Hours (3:30 pm)

Snacks and Drinks will be provided.  Ages 7 to 12 only. Please register in advance by picking up a book today!