Winter Walkin’ on Friday, December 9th in Aurora has been canceled. We apologize for the inconvenience and hope to see you next week!
Join us on December 15th at 6:30 pm for our teen gaming night, Gaming and Grub! Don’t miss the opportunity to play Mario Kart and Smash Bros on our brand new Nintendo Switch! Led by Lawrenceburg High School’s eSports coach, Carrie Stegemiller and her husband Tony Stegemiller, Gaming and Grub is a monthly meet up at the Aurora Library for teens to try out different games and consoles! Snacks and drinks will be provided!
Thursday, December 15th @ 6pm
Anyone 13-19 is welcome! Registration is recommended, but not required. Please call 812-926-0646 to register!
Follow us on Facebook so you don’t miss a single day of our 25 Days of Christmas Book Giveaway! Beginning on Thursday, November 24th (Thanksgiving), we’ll be giving away a picture book on our Facebook page every day for 25 days! You’ll have 24 hours to comment on our daily post for a chance to win! A winner will be randomly selected from the comments. Winners will be able to pick up their prize from the Aurora or the Dillsboro Library!
Create a merry masterpiece and suggest ideas for teen programs at our Teen Advisory Meeting! The Teen Advisory Board meets once a month to plan programs, help with displays, and share ideas. Join us on Thursday, December 1st at 6 pm at the Aurora Library to decorate gingerbread houses to display around the library for the holiday season while enjoying some festive snacks. Need community service hours? This counts!
Open to anyone 13-19 years old! Registration is recommended, but not required. Please call 812-926-0646 to register!
Let your voice be heard by attending our Teen Advisory Board meetings! So far, the Teen Advisory Board has helped us plan our Teentober programming, picked out the new furniture for the teen area, created a super display, and had lots of fun too! It’s not all work and no play. Every meeting we play a game or do some other fun activity, and food and drinks are always provided!
We have one more meeting in 2022!
Thursday, December 1st @ 6 pm
We’ll be talking about programs for next year and decorating gingerbread houses to put around the library!
Need volunteer hours? This counts! We meet once a month for 1 hour. Get your volunteer hours while having fun with your peers!
The Aurora Public Library District has purchased a Nintendo Switch and a Playstation to start a new gaming club for teens! The club will be headed by Carrie and Tony Stegemiller. Carrie teaches English at Lawrenceburg High School and coaches their esports team!
Our club will be meeting once a month and will play a variety of games! Snacks and drinks will be provided. Our next two meetings are Thursday, November 17th from 6:30-7:30 pm and Thursday, December 15th from 6:30-7:30 pm. Anyone 13-19 is welcome! We hope to see you there!
October is Teentober, and to celebrate, we’re hosting a teen program every Thursday this month! Anyone ages 13-19 is welcome at these programs. Registration is recommended. Please call 812-926-0646 to register.
Get it all out on paper this Teentober at the Aurora Library! Decorate your own journal and create ransom poetry. Supplies and snacks will be provided!
Thursday, October 13th @ 6pm
Join fellow game lovers for a night of card games! Try out Exploding Kittens, Kids Against Maturity, Muffin Time, and Spaceteam! Games and snacks will be provided!
Thursday, October 20th @ 6pm
Show off your knowledge all of things Halloween at our trivia night! Wear your best costume because we’ll be giving out prizes for the scariest, funniest, and most original costumes!
Thursday, October 27th @ 6 pm
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