Dillsboro Public Library

Family Game ON at the Library!

Ready to get your Family Game ON? Visit the Aurora Public Library on March 22nd at 3 pm or the Dillsboro Public Library March 25th at 11 am with the whole family and compete in a variety of games to win fun prizes! Quiet games, loud games, board games, card games… you name it, the library has it! Forget about the quiet, serious library you know, we want you here on your spring break with one thing on your mind: family fun!

All ages are welcome to attend! If you are younger than 18 years old, please bring a parent or guardian with you. As a matter of fact, feel free to bring the whole family! Attendees will receive a pass to a surprise fun-filled Saturday at the Aurora Recreational Community Center, courtesy of the library! All you have to do is show up to Family Game ON to receive your pass. Can’t make it to either Family Game ON events? Speak to a librarian about getting a Family Game ON Passport that you can complete in the library on your own time or at home! After filling up your passport, bring it back for a ticket to our ARCC Library Party!

Questions? Please speak to a librarian at the Aurora or Dillsboro Public Library or call 812-926-0646.

We can’t wait to see you there! In the meantime, check out these neat books all about games, ready to be checked out by YOU!



Crafty Creations: Scrabble Decor!

March is Get Your Game On at the Library month! Come visit the library for a crafty evening using Scrabble titles to spell out slogans, names, and other sayings that you can display in your home. Are you big on board games? This is the perfect program for you to decorate your game room! We will be meeting at the Aurora Public Library on March 30th @ 6 pm and at the Dillsboro Public Library on March 28th @ 4 pm.

This program is completely FREE! All you have to do is register to save your spot. There are limited spaces is available.

We can’t wait to get crafty with you!

Between the Lines Reads The Tobacco Wives

Do you LOVE to read? Do you love trying new books and discussing them with friends? Pick up your book for the next Between the Lines Book Club today!

This March, BTL is reading The Tobacco Wives by Adele Myers, a historical drama about the cost of friendship and secrets.

Maddie Sykes is a burgeoning seamstress who’s just arrived in Bright Leaf, North Carolina—the tobacco capital of the South—where her aunt has a thriving sewing business. After years of war rations and shortages, Bright Leaf is a prosperous wonderland in full technicolor bloom, and Maddie is dazzled by the bustle of the crisply uniformed female factory workers, the palatial homes, and, most of all, her aunt’s glossiest clientele: the wives of the powerful tobacco executives.

When a series of unexpected events thrusts Maddie into the role of lead dressmaker for the town’s most influential women, she scrambles to produce their ornate gowns for the biggest party of the season. But she soon learns that Bright Leaf isn’t quite the carefree paradise that it seems: A trail of misfortune follows many of the women, including substantial health problems. Although Maddie is quick to believe that this is a coincidence, she inadvertently uncovers evidence that suggests otherwise.

Maddie wants to report what she knows, but in a town where everyone depends on Big Tobacco to survive, she doesn’t know who she can trust—and fears that exposing the truth may destroy the lives of the proud, strong women with whom she has forged strong bonds.

Follow this riveting tale of the power of truth along with your fellow readers this March.

We have added a new meeting to our schedule to better suit your life! In addition to our March 30th meeting at 1:00 pm at the Aurora Public Library, we will also be meeting on April 4th at 6:30 pm at the Aurora Public Library! As always, we will be meeting at the Dillsboro Public Library on March 31st at 1:00 pm. Please feel welcome to attend any meeting that you wish, and keep an eye out for some delicious themed treats coming to your meeting this year!

We cannot wait to see you there! You can check out a BTL book at the Aurora or Dillsboro Public Libraries with a library card.

Margaret Peterson Haddix Visits!

Calling all readers! Acclaimed and world-renowned author Margaret Peterson Haddix is stopping by the Dillsboro Public Library on April 4th @ 6 pm to meet you all!

Margaret Peterson Haddix grew up on a farm near Washington Court House, Ohio. She graduated from Miami University (of Ohio) with degrees in English/journalism, English/creative writing and history. Before her first book was published, she worked as a newspaper copy editor in Fort Wayne, Indiana; a newspaper reporter in Indianapolis; and a community college instructor and freelance writer in Danville, Illinois.

She has since written more than 40 books for kids and teens, including Running Out of TimeDouble Identity; Uprising; The Always Warthe Greystone Secrets series; the Shadow Children series; the Missing series; the Children of Exile series; the Under Their Skin duologyand The Palace Chronicles. She also wrote Into the Gauntletthe tenth book in the 39 Clues series.  Her books have been honored with New York Times bestseller status, the International Reading Association’s Children’s Book Award; American Library Association Best Book and Quick Pick for Reluctant Young Adult Readers notations; and numerous state reader’s choice awards. They have also been translated into more than twenty different languages.

Haddix and her husband, Doug, now live in Columbus, Ohio. They are the parents of two grown kids.

Want to read more by Margaret? Just search “Margaret Peterson Haddix” in our catalog or follow this link. You can also read her novel, The Summer of Broken Things with the Teen Book Club in March! Everyone ages 13-19 is welcome to attend Teen Book Club and you can check out your copy of the March Selection at either library today!

Want to meet Margaret? Registration is not required, but is recommended for this event. Margaret can’t wait to meet you!

Lucky YOU! Patron Perks!

It’s a lucky day for our patrons!

On March 17th, St. Patrick’s Day, the Aurora Public Library District wants to celebrate the holiday with all of you! Anyone who visits either branch of the Library District will receive a surprise lucky patron perk!

Supplies are limited, so show up early! We hope to be lucky enough to see you there!

Check out these lucky books when you stop by!


March Madness I Spy!

Welcome to March Madness… but make it library-style!

Visit the lower level desk at the Aurora Public Library or the front desk at the Dillsboro Public Library during March to see how many basketball items you can spy in the library. See if you can find them all for a slam dunk!

Check these books out this March to find out more about March Madness and Indiana’s favorite sport.



Cans for Fines is BACK!

The Aurora Public Library District understands overdue fines can be hard to avoid. Whether it’s the picture book left in the back of the van or the DVD still in the player, life can make it hard to remember all the small things, like returning your items on time. That’s why, this February, the Aurora Public Library District is offering another way to waive those pesky fines. Cans for Fines, a library initiative that makes it a little easier to return to the library fine-free, is in full effect! All YOU need to do is bring nonperishable food items to the Aurora or Dillsboro Public Library to say goodbye to your fines. Each item is worth one dollar of fines! Once February comes to a close, we will donate all collected items to local food pantries to help those in our community in need. 

Items donated during February cannot be applied to fees from lost or damaged library materials or printing jobs, only late fees. Before you bring in your donations, please make sure they are not dented or expired and have labels. As a reminder, our current fine limit to continue checking out items is twenty dollars. Late fees for library materials, other than DVDs, are 10 cents a day until fines reach the price of the item. DVD fines are one dollar per day. If you are unsure of the current fine amount on your account, you can always visit the library to ask or give us a call at 812-926-0646. Once the program ends, you may not use food items in place of payment for fines. 

We want to make it easier for you to return to the library, so bring in your soups, canned veggies, and other nonperishable groceries to make you fine-free today! 

February Storytimes

Hearts, love, red, and penguins usher in our February Children’s Storytime.

Celebrating Valentine’s Day stories will have your child’s creativity flowing with hearts and the colors red. R-E-D red, we can all spell red, but can we find books where the covers and spines are red or have the word “red” in the title of the book?

What better way to wind up our February Storytime than with those cute little fellows in tuxedo-looking feathers! That’s right: penguins! Look for further details on our upcoming Penguin Pals show on February 25th at the Aurora Public Library. We don’t mean the stuffed ones either! Real live penguins will be stopping by the library, so come to our penguin storytime to get ready to meet these feathered friends!

Happy Valentine’s Day to all of you!

Penguin Pals at the Library! *FULL*


Penguins are slipping and sliding into the library! Join us with the Cincinnati Zoo to learn more about their African Penguin ambassador.

This program will be held at the Aurora Public Library on February 21st at 5:30 pm and at the Dillsboro Public Library on February 23rd at 5 pm.

Only 50 people can attend each date so registration is required. Please call us at 812-926-0646 or come to the library to be added to the waitlist today! We also will have a station with books about penguins available to checkout. We hope to see you there!

Chapter Chat Reads “Drama”

So you love reading, but have no one to gush about books with… Look no further! The Aurora Public Library has the answer for you: The Chapter Chat Book Club at the Aurora Public Library, meeting every month to talk books with kids just like you.

In January, Chapter Chatters are reading Drama by Raina Telgemeier! This story follows Callie, a theatre fan who wants to put on the best production her middle school has ever seen, but drama on and off-stage creates chaos aplenty.

Callie loves theater. And while she would totally try out for her middle school’s production of Moon over Mississippi, she can’t really sing. Instead she’s the set designer for the drama department’s stage crew, and this year she’s determined to create a set worthy of Broadway on a middle-school budget.

But how can she, when she doesn’t know much about carpentry, ticket sales are down, and the crew members are having trouble working together? Not to mention the onstage AND offstage drama that occurs once the actors are chosen.

And when two cute brothers enter the picture, things get even crazier!

We are meeting in February at the Dillsboro Public Library on February 11th at 10:30 am and at Aurora Public Library on February 15th at 4:00 pm. Snacks, drinks, and fun, themed activities will be provided.

Registration is recommended for everyone ages 9 and up! You can pick up your book at either location. We look forward to seeing you there!