Library News

CLOSED for MLK, Jr. Day

The Aurora and Dillsboro Public Libraries will be closed Monday, January 16th, 2023 in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.

Patrons may turn in materials in our book drops in front of the libraries. If patrons would like to renew items, please call the library on or before Saturday, January 14th at 812-926-0646. Patrons may also renew items using their library card number and pin to access their account on our website.

We hope you have a wonderful holiday! If you would like to reflect on Dr. King’s legacy, please take a look at some of our titles about his life below.

The Autobiography of Martin Luther King, Jr.: Clayborne Carson: 9780446676502: Amazon.com: Books Martin Luther King, Jr. | SpringerLink Why We Can't Wait eBook by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. - EPUB | Rakuten Kobo United States King In The Wilderness (2018) - IMDb I Have a Dream (Book & CD): King Jr., Dr. Martin Luther, Nelson, Kadir: 9780375858871: Amazon.com: Books

Read365 with APLD!

Get rewarded for reading this year by registering for the Read365 Reading Challenge on Beanstack!

The Aurora Public Library District has created a challenge, starting in January, 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! Reading logged in your Summer Reading Challenge this year also counts towards this challenge, so don’t miss out! People who register in January and February will receive a surprise in the mail!

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.

 

 

 

 

 

Happy New Year and Happy Reading! Best Wishes from all of us at APLD!

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!

Holiday Closings

Happy Holidays!

This holiday season, the Aurora Public Library District will be closed for Christmas Saturday, December 24th, and Monday, December 26th. The library buildings will also be closed for New Year’s on Saturday, December 31st, and Monday, January 2nd.

We understand this may interfere with your checkout period for items. Please keep in mind that all items placed in the return drop boxes will be checked in according to the date the buildings were last open. If you would like to renew materials, you may visit or call during business hours at 812-926-0646. You can also renew your items while we are closed by visiting our website at eapld.org, selecting “My Account” at the top of the page, logging in using the ID number on the back of your card and the pin you set up, and selecting the items you would like to renew. As a reminder, DVDs are unable to be renewed.

Please let us know if you have any questions or concerns.

Gaming at the Library!

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

Aurora Library

Anyone 13-19 is welcome! Registration is recommended, but not required. Please call 812-926-0646 to register!

25 Days of Giveaways on Facebook!

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!

Decorate a Gingerbread House with the Teen Advisory Board!

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!

Last Teen Advisory Meetings of the Year!

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!

November Storytimes!

Leaves, pumpkins, turkeys, scarecrows, pies, harvest, squirrels, orange, red, yellow, and brown are all things happening in our November Storytime. What did The Leaf Thief really steal? And If You Give a Moose a Muffin what does he do with it? Or why are there Too Many Pumpkins? But the true question is what did The Scarecrow do to help the crow? Activities galore surrounding this thankful month of Fall. We look forward to seeing you and your family there to learn all of the answers to the questions above. Maybe we will learn How to Catch a Turkey!

Aurora Public Library storytimes are Wednesday and Friday at 10:30 am.

Dillsboro Public Library storytimes are Tuesday and Thursday at 10:30 am.

We hope the entire family can join us to kick off the Holiday season on November 26th at 12:00 p.m. at APL to watch the movie “The Muppet Christmas Carol.” See you there!