The Aurora Public Library hosts many events each throughout the year.
Splash into the library with our blue week for summer reading!
This week, our summer reading theme is the color Blue. Join us after storytime with some cool water experiments and finish it off with outside water play to cool off in the hot sun. You might get a little wet!
Blue Splash Day will be held at Dillsboro on June 13th and Aurora on June 14th at 11:30 am.
All materials will be provided! We can’t wait to see you there!
Take a stroll and read a story with the whole family at this fun outdoor event!
The Aurora Public Library District has created two Story Walks® for the 2023 Summer Reading Program! Starting June 8th, you can stroll through the Dillsboro Community Park and read “When Pencil Met Eraser” by Karen Kilpatrick and Luis O. Ramos, Jr. You can read “I Am You: A Book About Ubuntu” by Refiloe Moahloli at Lesko Park starting June 9th! We will have ribbon-cutting ceremonies for the start of each Story Walk on June 8th and June 9th, respectively, at 11:30 am. Bring the whole family and read with each other to meet your Summer Reading goals!
A Story Walk® is an exciting, interactive storytime for the whole family that encourages literacy and outdoor activity. Pages of a story are posted on signs in order around a path in a park or by a walking trail for families to follow along. Each sign features a question that encourages critical thinking and discussions about the story among family members and friends.
These Story Walks® will be up until July 21st, so you have tons of time to read and walk and do it all over again! As always, this time spent reading our Story Walks® count towards your Summer Reading goals, so don’t forget to start your reading timer on the Beanstack app or keep track of the minutes to write it on your paper reading tracker to earn more prize tickets at the library!
The Story Walk® Project was created by Anne Ferguson of Montpelier, VT and developed in collaboration with the Kellogg-Hubbard Library. Story Walk® is a registered service mark owned by Ms. Ferguson.
Want some excitement in your book club? Check out “Not Your Mother’s Book Club” from the Aurora Public Library District, where you’ll get to read today’s hottest books from Booktok and beyond and discuss them with readers just like you! Olivia, our resident “edgy” book lover, will be there to lead the discussion and take recommendations from attendees. Remember, this is your book club, and your reading opinions matter!
This month, we will be reading “Verity” by Colleen Hoover.
Lowen Ashleigh is a struggling writer on the brink of financial ruin when she accepts the job offer of a lifetime. Jeremy Crawford, the husband of bestselling author Verity Crawford, has hired Lowen to complete the remaining books in a successful series his injured wife is unable to finish.
Lowen arrives at the Crawford home, ready to sort through years of Verity’s notes and outlines, hoping to find enough material to get her started. What Lowen doesn’t expect to uncover in the chaotic office is an unfinished autobiography Verity never intended for anyone to read. Page after page of bone-chilling admissions, including Verity’s recollection of what really happened the day her daughter died.
Lowen decides to keep the manuscript hidden from Jeremy, knowing its contents would devastate the already grieving father. But as Lowen’s feelings for Jeremy begin to intensify, she recognizes all the ways she could benefit if he were to read his wife’s words. After all, no matter how devoted Jeremy is to his injured wife, a truth this horrifying would make it impossible for him to continue to love her.
This book includes themes of child abuse. Please read at your discretion.
We will be meeting at Great Crescent Brewery at 6 pm on June 15th. You can pick up your book TODAY at the Aurora or Dillsboro Public Library. We’ll see you there!
Celebrate Pride and be out and proud with the Aurora Public Library District!
Come see us at the Lawrenceburg Pride Festival on Sunday, June 11th anytime from 1 to 7 pm at the Dearborn County Fairgrounds! We’ll be passing out information and book recommendations as well as giving away FREE books and stickers while supplies last! We hope to see you there!
Kick off your summer at this FREE program at the Dillsboro Library! Create your own tie-dye shirt that you can rock all summer long! All supplies and shirts will be provided, as well as snacks and drinks.
We will be meeting at the Dillsboro Public Library on June 8th at 4 pm. Anyone 13-19 is welcome to attend! Registration is recommended, but not required. Please call 812-954-4151 to register. We hope to see you there!
This summer, we’re having family programs after some of our morning storytimes! Our first family program is for our first color-themed week: Purple! We will be tie-dyeing bucket hats so you can stay cool in the heat while looking cool too! The program begins immediately following storytime at Aurora on June 7th or at Dillsboro on June 6th!
All ages are welcome to attend. We can’t wait to see what you create! Don’t forget to sign up for our Summer Reading Program while you are here to enter for a chance to win huge prizes! Ask a librarian to sign up today!
Lego Club is continuing into the summer!
The LEGO Club is a place where children between the ages of 6 and 12 can make anything they choose. We provide the LEGOs, you provide the CREATIVITY! Feel free to design whatever you want, but if you need inspiration, challenge cards will be provided. Either working alone or in a group is allowed. The designs will then be put on display on the shelves outside the children’s room so you can show off your work.
This month, we will be meeting at the Dillsboro Public Library on June 1st at 5 pm and at the Aurora Public Library on June 13th at 5 pm. LEGOs, snacks, and beverages are provided. We can’t wait to see what you create!
Animals are returning to the library!
Hedgehog Hannah is coming and bringing some of her cuddly (and not-so-cuddly) creatures with her! Join us for entertaining animal encounters at the Aurora Public Library on June 21st at 1 pm.
Sign-ups for this program are recommended, but not required. To register for this program, call 812-926-0646 or visit the Aurora or Dillsboro Public Library and tell a librarian you would like to attend. We can’t wait to see you there, and neither can the animals!
One murder… 6 suspects. Find out who’s responsible for murdering Mr. Boddy of Tudor Mansion in his own home. Was it Plum with the wrench in the library? Or Green with the candlestick in the study? We’re staying after hours to solve this mystery at the Dillsboro Public Library on June 16th at 6 pm!
Anyone 18+ is welcome to attend. Registration is required. Please call 812-954-4151 to register. FREE pizza and drinks will be provided. We can’t wait to sleuth with you!