The Library District’s Programs

The Library District is pleased to offer programs throughout the year for all our patrons. From the youngest to oldest, everyone will find something.

Between the LinesTalk About Aurora History | 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten | Storytime

Between the Lines: Adult Book Discussion

Between The Lines is the name for the Aurora Public Library District’s book discussion groups. BTL is a relaxed and friendly gathering of people who enjoy sharing comments, ideas and questions about a common book they have read. The group moderator engages the members in discussion while sharing background information about the author, story, time period and locale.

During the COVID pandemic, we are hosting one book discussion each month on ZOOM. You may participate from your home with a computer, smart phone, tablet, or other device. Registration and an email is required, so we can send you an invitation to join the discussion. You may register by calling 812-926-0646 or sending an email to

Since experience over the years has shown that the best discussions take place in smaller, more intimate groups – we limit active membership to 20. Realizing that not every member can attend every meeting, this creates an ideal discussion size.

Joining a book club may not change your life, but it will probably change the way you think about the books you read and the characters that inhabit them. Some of the books selected may not be what you would choose yourself to read, but that’s the beauty of a book club; it takes you outside your comfort zone introducing you to new authors and genres. You may even discover that your perspective on people and places in the world has been enhanced with new understanding. And you most certainly will meet new friends at the meeting.

To find out more about our book discussion groups, you can contact us at the following numbers:

2021 Aurora & Dillsboro Selections

(Meeting by Zoom)


Past Book Selections

Talk About Aurora History

Talk about Aurora History is a roundtable discussion held several times a year at the Local History Library at the Depot. Talk about Aurora History begins at 6:00 P.M. and is open to the public.

The program was started by Roy Lambert. It has proven to be very successful, and it may be that this is the only library in the area holding this type of historical roundtable.

This is quite an interesting event for those who are local history buffs and is also helpful to those new to the community searching for details of Aurora. And, of course, it provides humor, as the attendees share folklore.

Various subjects are discussed. Some past events have included churches, doctors, schools, ferries, businesses, World War II, even caves and the Underground Railroad. There are guest speakers, periodically, as well.

New topic suggestions are always welcome.

Come and join us for an educational, but also entertaining evening.

2020 Programs:

  • March 24, 2020 at the Local History Library at 6 pm: The Aurora High School
  • April 28, 2020 at the Local History Library at 6 pm: Aurora’s Great Industrial Area
  • May 26, 2020 at the Local History Library at 6 pm: Whatever Happened To?
  • July 28, 2020 at the Local History Library at 6 pm: The Sultana (A Riverboat, a War, & Aurora)
  • September 28, 2020 at the Local History Library at 6 pm: Aurora Photographs, Then & Now

If you have questions, or just want more information, please don’t hesitate to contact the Library.

1,000 Books Before Kindergarten

Did you know that reading to your child is one of the most powerful ways to boost his or her brain power?

The Aurora Public Library District’s 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten program is a fun, exciting, and free way to start your child on the path to success! Any child ages birth to five years can participate.

One thousand books may seem like a lot, but if you read just one book a night, you’ll meet your goal in less than 3 years. If you read three books a night, you could reach your goal in just one year!

Sign up here and then stop by one of our library buildings to get a free book bag and a Reading Log.


Storytimes for Children

Storytimes – Aurora & Dillsboro Libraries

Storytimes will be offered for children ages 3-6 years old at the Aurora and Dillsboro Public Libraries, beginning in February through April.

Dillsboro will have one Storytime on Tuesdays at 10:30am; Aurora will have two Storytimes on Wednesdays at 10:30am & 1:00pm.

Storytimes last from 30-45 minutes and will include books, songs and a craft or other activity.