June Storytimes will be having you solve the mystery of what purple, blue, green, and orange have in common! You’ll have to come to our Storytimes at 10:30 a.m. to try to solve the June mystery. What could a rabbit and a bird have in common? Or, how about a cat and a fish? Then, throw in a hedgehog and a dog! Or, how about an elephant and a boy? I do not have a clue! Do you?
We can’t wait to see you there with your thinking caps on! Don’t forget to bring the whole family with you to sign up for our Summer Reading Program! We will have fun, engaging programs after some of our storytimes during June and July! We will also be offering programs for older children during storytime hours so the whole family can enjoy the library! Check our newsletter or read our blog posts for more information on each one!
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.
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!
Get your best dress, pants, shirt, and tie ready because the “STARS” will be out for their own TOT PROM! That’s right… the “STARS” of this prom are no other than those precious kiddos from ages 0-4. What better way to celebrate “prom month” than hold one for the kiddos at the children’s library at Dillsboro Public Library on Tuesday, May 9th at 10:30 am? Another prom date will be at the Aurora Public Library on Wednesday, May 10th at 10:30 am. A photo booth, sensory table, corsage making, dancing, and snacks will be ready for the “STARS” to enjoy.
We can’t wait to see you there all gussied up and ready to boogie!
Hold your horses! The Horse Derby is heading to our children’s storytime in May. Create, name, and then race your horse to the finish line! After all that racing, your horse will be ready to head home to your stable.
We also have our “Tot Prom” storytime the 2nd week of May on May 9th at 10:30 am located at APL and then on May 10th at 10:30 am located at DPL. Roll out the red carpet and see the stars in your child’s eyes! Music, dancing, sensory, crafts, snack, and photo ops will make your tot feel like a star!
Since we will learn the Cool Cat Boogie at the prom let’s just wind up our May storytimes with the coolest cat in the library…Pete the Cat activities for all.
We can’t wait to see you at storytime! Don’t forget, storytime is every week on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 10:30 am at Dillsboro and Wednesdays and Fridays at 10:30 am at Aurora. The only week without regular storytime this month will be the week of Tot Prom, May 8-12. There will also be no storytime May 30th or 31st.
Spring into some creative design in Lego Club this May!
The theme is going to be “Let You Imagination Soar” and Lego Club members will be able to create whatever they want.
Feel free to collaborate in a group or build by yourself. Afterward, the designs will be displayed on the shelves to show off the creations.
Legos are provided along with snacks and drinks.
We wanted to thank YOU for your support and attendance at past LEGO Club meetings! Because of our high attendance, we are adding a second meeting at the Dillsboro Public Library this May! LEGO Club will be meeting at the Aurora Public Library on May 16th at 5 pm and at the Dillsboro Public Library on May 4th at 5 pm.
We can’t wait to see what you build!
Spring is in the air and you know what that brings… baby animals! Our story times will be featuring cuteness overload of baby farm animals. Who can’t resist a fluffy bunny, or those cute little ducklings swimming on the pond? Wobbly legs are fun to watch as a colt is trying to walk and those adorable little pink noses of baby pigs. Your kiddos will be squealing with delight at all the baby animal activities we have planned.
Earth Day will also play a big part of our April story times as well. Take a trip through nature with Miss Tammy and the fun stories she has picked out for you!
We can’t wait to see all of those wiggly, squirming, smiling faces at our weekly story times. Happy Spring!
Are you feeling a little WILD this Spring Break? Get caught up in a game this Spring Break at the APL Spring Break INTERACTIVE movie showing.
Jumanji (2005) is the name of the game and attendees will be part of the action! Your jungle tour guides have prepared a completely immersive experience full of thrills, laughter, and tons of adventure. Be sure to wear your jungle gear and your tennis shoes as you never know what will happen. This is a completely FREE program for children of all ages! Parents are welcome to join in the fun as well!
Start your adventure with us at the Aurora Public Library on March 24th @ 1 pm. We can’t wait to see you all there!
Want to get ready for your jungle exploration? Check out these Jumanji titles below! Believe it or not, Jumanji was originally a book by acclaimed author Chris Van Allsburg!