Our book sale is back! The sale will be downstairs at our Dillsboro branch. It is going to be $1 a bag. Teachers will get the first selection at what we have on September 8th – 10th. It will be open to the rest of the public September 12th – September 24th.
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Book Sale Update
We’re updating the book sale at the Dillsboro Public Library! Starting in August, the book sale will no longer be open every day. Instead we will have 2-3 larger book sales throughout the year. The sale will be set up in the main room in the Dillsboro basement to allow us more room for all the great books people have donated to us! This change also gives us new opportunities to use the room the sale is currently housed in.
The sale will be open daily until July 31st, and the last $1-a-Bag Sale will be held on July 22nd and 23rd during normal business hours. Our first larger sale will be held in the fall, so check back to our blog, Facebook, and Instagram for updates and official dates.
Donating Used Books
I know how hard it is to say “Goodbye” to a book that you’ve enjoyed. And yet, there are always times when our personal libraries need to be pared down. When that happens, the Aurora Public Library District is happy to accept donations of your gently used books. As we receive donations, a staff member looks through the items to see if any items should be added to our collection. Other items are sent to the used book sale at the Dillsboro Public Library, if they are in good condition.
There are some items that we do not accept. We have a limited amount of space and these items can not be sold:
- Old encyclopedias
- VHS tapes
- Anything dirty, moldy, or with mildew or bugs.
Just keep in mind that if you wouldn’t want to read it, probably other people feel the same way. Older non-fiction is also not a good thing to donate. We just don’t want our book sale customers to get bad information. The best-selling items in our book sale are children’s books and adult books by popular authors.
We are happy to give you a receipt stating how many bags or boxes of items you donated, but we cannot put a value on the donation.
If you have multiple boxes of items to donate, consider taking them directly to the Dillsboro Public Library, if possible. Otherwise, we have to re-box them to send out to Dillsboro.
Thanks for letting us pass your used books on to other readers! The next $1 per bag sale will be on Friday, November 20th and Saturday, November 21st.
June Dollar-a-Bag Book Sale
Our Dillsboro branch will be holding its Dollar-A-Bag Book Sale on June 18th & 19th. You’ll find something for everyone on your list – mysteries, thrillers, romance, classics, westerns, travel, crafts, DIY, DVDs, audio books, CDs, children’s books, large print, magazines, cookbooks and much, much more.
The sale takes place in the Dillsboro basement on Friday the 18th from 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM and Saturday the 19th from 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM. New books are added to the collection every week, so shop early and often! Bags will be provided.
Dollar-a-Bag Book Sale
Our Dillsboro branch will be holding its $1-A-Bag Book Sale on May 14th & 15th. You’ll find something for everyone on your list – mysteries, thrillers, romance, classics, westerns, travel, crafts, DIY, DVDs, audio books, CDs, children’s books, large print, magazines, cookbooks and much, much more.
Hours are Friday the 14th from 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM and Saturday the 15th from 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM. Shop early and often. New books are continuously being added to the selection.
Dollar-a-Bag Book Sale
Our Dillsboro branch will be holding it’s $1-A-Bag Book Sale from April 16th-17th. You’ll find something for everyone on your list – mysteries, thrillers, romance, classics, westerns, travel, crafts, DIY, DVD’s, audio books, CD’s, children’s books, large print, magazines, cookbooks and much, much more.
OR, if you’re preparing for spring cleaning, pick up some books about home organization and tidiness! Maybe add some fresh, new titles to your collection!
Hours are Friday the 16th from 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM and Saturday the 17th from 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM. Shop early and often. New books are continuously being added to the selection.
February $1 a Bag Book Sale
Stop by the Dillsboro Public Library on Friday, February 19th and Saturday, February 20th for our $1 a Bag Book Sale! We have a large variety of used books available for purchase, including a considerable amount of teen and children’s books!
The sale is located in the basement of the Dillsboro Public Library and is open during regular business hours. We have bags waiting for you to fill!
Have some used books you’d like to donate? You can drop them off at Aurora or Dillsboro, though we ask that large donations be taken directly to Dillsboro.
$1 a Bag Book Sale
Our Dillsboro branch will be holding it’s $1-A-Bag Book Sale from November 20th through December 23rd. You’ll find something for everyone on your list – mysteries, thrillers, romance, classics, westerns, travel, crafts, DIY, DVD’s, audio books, CD’s, children’s books, large print, magazines, cookbooks and much, much more.
OR, if your shopping is complete, stop by to pick up something to get you through the cold, dark nights of winter. There’s nothing better than curling up with a good book while the snow flies outside your window!
Hours are Monday through Friday from 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM and Saturday from 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM. Shop early and often. New books are continuously being added to the selection.
National Library Week
It’s here! The week you’ve been waiting for all year! National Library Week is April 7 — 13 this year! Yay!
Libraries are full of so much more than books. Our shelves are full of fiction, nonfiction, picture books, early reading books, juvenile chapter books, teen books, audiobooks, DVDs, magazines, newspapers, and CDs. Our items are simultaneously full of reference and escape at the same time.
You can come in and connect to our WiFi for free, or hop onto one of the public computers to print copies or scan documents to your email. Need to make a copy of something? Find our public copy machine, and don’t be afraid to ask a staff member for help.
Visit our community information centers to learn about events taking place throughout the community. Or sign up for our newsletter either by visiting our website or by stopping by one of the desks to keep up-to-date on all things library-related. You can also like and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, or read more blogs! Learn about upcoming programs and events for all ages and interests. You’ll be the first to know (and sign up!) about all the cool stuff we have planned.
Have you checked out our digital collection yet? You can use your library card and pin number to access the Indiana Digital Download Center, a digital library full of thousands of titles, including videos and audiobooks. If you don’t know what your pin is or haven’t set one up yet, just stop by the desk or give us a call. Then you’ll be able to read on the go with your tablet or smartphone while not worrying about late fees, because when your loan has ended, the item will automatically check itself back in!
The Local History Library @ the Depot contains historical books and documents, yearbooks, newspapers, maps, and more on Aurora, Dillsboro, and the surrounding communities. The staff there would be happy to help you research your house or genealogy, or leave you alone to let you work in the quiet. The Dillsboro Public Library also houses the Local History Room downstairs with even more local history artifacts, photographs, and documents.
Are you looking to stock up your own library? On the third Friday and Saturday of every month, the Dillsboro Public Library promotes its $1 Per Bag sale, where you can visit the Book Sale in the basement and fill up as many bags as you want with items and only pay $1 per bag. But don’t worry if you aren’t able to make it in on the $1 Per Bag weekends; the Book Sale is ongoing during regular library hours. The most you’ll ever pay for any one item is $1.
These are just a few of the services our library offers! I could go on and on about book discussions, bags of books for teachers, the Summer Reading Program, 1000 Books Before Kindergarten and more, but you should really stop in and see for yourself. If you live in our district and have a valid I.D. showing your current address or a piece of metered mail, you will not be discriminated against getting a free library card of your own. You will not be judged on the items you check out or the questions you ask us; we are here to help you and to serve you.
We wouldn’t be here if it wasn’t for your patronage, and our staff loves to serve you!
Happy Reading, Watching, and Listening! And thank you!
The Best Books of 2018
Are you looking to give your favorite bibliophile a gift they’ll never forget this holiday season? How about one of the best books of 2018?
Here is a list of some of the best books (fiction and nonfiction) published this year that would make perfect gifts for the book lovers in your life:
Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi
The Hazel Wood by Melissa Albert
The Immortalists by Chloe Benjamin
How to Write an Autobiographical Novel: Essays by Alexander Chee
French Exit by Patrick DeWitt
The Woman in the Window by A.J. Finn
The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah
The Room on Rue Amélie by Kristen Harmel
The Wife Between Us by Greer Hendricks
The Kiss Quotient by Helen Hoang
Girl, Wash Your Face by Rachel Hollis
An American Marriage by Tayari Jones
The Map of Salt and Stars by Jennifer Zynab Joukhadar
The Outsider by Stephen King
The Opposite of Hate: A Field Guide to Repairing Our Humanity by Sally Kohn
As Bright as Heaven by Susan Meissner
Circe by Madeline Miller
The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris
Becoming by Michelle Obama
Warlight by Michael Ondaatje
There There by Tommy Orange
Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens
The President is Missing by James Patterson and Bill Clinton
You’re on an Airplane by Parker Posey
You Think It, I’ll Say It by Curtis Sittenfeld
Educated: A Memoir by Tara Westover
The Female Persuasion by Meg Wolitzer
You can never go wrong with the gift of a book! Follow the links to check out certain titles from the Aurora Public Library District yourself!
If you’re looking for a bargain, then look no further than the Dillsboro Public Library Book Sale! For the rest of November, fill up as many bags as you want with books and only pay $1 per each bag! The Book Sale is ongoing whenever the Library is open, so be sure to stop in and browse even if you miss the November deadline. The third Friday and Saturday of every month is also the $1 Per Bag Sale, but you better hurry in now before everything is gone!
What books would you add to this list? We’re always looking for recommendations to add to our own collection!