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!
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.
Farmers Fair Weekend is just around the corner! The Aurora Public Library will be shifting its hours to better accommodate for fair crowds and allow for our staff to serve you better. The Aurora Public Library will be open 10 am until 4 pm on Wednesday, September 28th, Thursday, September 29th, and Friday, September 30th. The Aurora Public Library will be closed on Saturday, October 1st.
As always, patrons can return items in the book drop outside on the sidewalk near the building. Items returned in the book drop before opening will be checked in according to the last day the library was open. If patrons would like to renew items or place holds, they may do so on our website at any time or call the library at 812-926-0646 during business hours.
The Dillsboro Branch hours will be the same during this time frame.
Enjoy all the festivities at the Farmers Fair, one of Aurora’s greatest and oldest traditions!
The Aurora Public Library District will be closed on Monday, September 5th in observance of Labor Day. If you would like to renew an item or place a hold, you can do so with your library card number and pin on our website. If you would like to return items, you can place them in the book drop at either the Aurora or Dillsboro Public Libraries before the buildings open at 10:00 am Tuesday, September 6th. The items will be checked in according to the last date the buildings were open on Saturday, September 3rd.
Have a fun and safe holiday!
The Aurora Public Library District, including the Aurora Public Library, Dillsboro Public Library, and the Local History Library, will be closed Monday, July 4th in observance of Independence Day. If you would like to return your items, please drop them in the return box at the front of the library. They will be checked in according to the last date we were open on the holiday weekend. If you would like to renew any items, please try to do so before we close for the weekend.
Have a fun, safe, and patriotic holiday!
In order to celebrate Labor Day, here are five facts:
- The holiday has evolved over the years. In the late 19th century, celebrations focused on parades in urban areas. Now the holiday is a celebration that honors organized labor with fewer parades, and more activities. It also marks the perceived end of the summer season.
- Labor Day is the unofficial end of Hot Dog season. The National Hot Dog and Sausage Council says that between Memorial Day and Labor Day, Americans will eat 7 billion hot dogs.
- The first U.S. Labor Day was celebrated on Tuesday, September 5, 1882, in New York City, planned by the Central Labor Union. The Labor Day parade of about 10,000 workers took unpaid leave and marched from City Hall past Union Square uptown to 42nd street, and ended in Wendel’s Elm Park at 92nd Street and 9th Avenue for a concert, speeches, and a picnic.
- The year in which the 8-hour day was firmly established was 1916 with the passage of the Adamson Act. This was the first federal law regulating hours of workers in private companies.
- Labor Day is viewed as the unofficial last day of vacation before the start of the new school year (and mourned by students all over). Stated differently, it is the Back-to-School kickoff (cheered by parents all over!).
Also, don’t forget, the Aurora Public Library District will be closed on September 7, in observance of Labor Day! However, our digital collection is always open for you to use!