June Storytimes!

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!

Blue Splash Days: Water Experiments!

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!

Teen Tie-Dye!

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!

Purple Haze Days: Tie-Dye Bucket Hats!

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!

June LEGO Club!

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!

Life-Size Clue: After Hours!

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!

BTL Reads “Theatre of Marvels” by Lianne Dillsworth

If you like to read a variety of books, and if you like to discuss the books you read, you should join one of the Aurora Public Library District’s book groups. There will be afternoon groups that meet at the Aurora Public Library on May 25 @ 1:00 pm, Dillsboro Public Library on May 26 @ 1:00 pm, and an evening group at the Local History Library on May 30 @ 6:30 pm.  This month’s title is Theatre of Marvels by Lianne Dillsworth.

Crowds gather at Crillick’s Variety Theatre, where curiosity is satisfied with displays of intrigue and fear. They’re here for the star of the show – the Great Amazonia warrior. They needn’t know this warrior is in fact Zillah, a mixed-race actress from the East End fooling them each night with her thrilling performance.

But something is amiss, and when Crillick’s new act goes missing Zillah feels compelled to investigate, knowing the fates that can befall women in Victorian London.

From the bustle of the West India Docks to the coffee houses of Fleet Street to the parlours of Mayfair, Zillah’s journey for answers will find her caught between both sides of her own identity, and between two men: her wealthy white admirer, and an African merchant appalled by her act.

Will Zillah be forced to confront the price of her own performance? And in risking everything can she also save herself?

Pick up a book today at the Aurora or Dillsboro Public Library to join our club and get reading!

CLOSED for Memorial Day

The Aurora and Dillsboro Public Libraries will be CLOSED Monday, May 29th in observance and honor of Memorial Day.

Any materials returned in the book drop before opening the libraries on Tuesday, May 30th at 10 am will be checked in according to the last day the library was open, which will be Saturday, May 27th. Holidays also do not count toward late fees.

The Aurora Public Library District thanks all Americans in service to our country.

Dillsboro in Bloom

Ahhhhh… smell that? Flowers are blooming and spring is fully in swing! That means the town of Dillsboro is in bloom and we are joining in the celebration at the library.

Come see us in our tent at the festival on Saturday, May 13th from 9 am to 2 pm! We will have fun plant crafts for the kids and plenty of free goodies for you and your family and friends!

Check out these books about flowers from our catalog to get in the swing of spring!



Tot Prom!

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!