Crafty Creations – A LOVEly Wreath!

Oh, love is in the air… and hanging on your front door, thanks to the Aurora Public Library District!

Crafty Creations, the adult crafting program series at the Aurora Public Library District, is excited to present a workshop on a Heart Wreath to decorate your home for Valentine’s Day! This adult program will be offered at both the Dillsboro and Aurora branches! Aurora’s workshop will be held on Tuesday, February 7th at 6:00 pm and Dillsboro’s will be held on Thursday, February 9th at 4:00 pm. Light refreshments will be provided.

We would love to see you there! Registration is required. Please call the library at 812-926-0646 or visit the library to reserve your spot today!

February Storytimes

Hearts, love, red, and penguins usher in our February Children’s Storytime.

Celebrating Valentine’s Day stories will have your child’s creativity flowing with hearts and the colors red. R-E-D red, we can all spell red, but can we find books where the covers and spines are red or have the word “red” in the title of the book?

What better way to wind up our February Storytime than with those cute little fellows in tuxedo-looking feathers! That’s right: penguins! Look for further details on our upcoming Penguin Pals show on February 25th at the Aurora Public Library. We don’t mean the stuffed ones either! Real live penguins will be stopping by the library, so come to our penguin storytime to get ready to meet these feathered friends!

Happy Valentine’s Day to all of you!

Penguin Pals at the Library!

Penguins are slipping and sliding into the library! Join us with the Cincinnati Zoo to learn more about their African Penguin ambassador.

This program will be held at the Aurora Public Library on February 21st at 5:30 pm and at the Dillsboro Public Library on February 23rd at 5 pm.

Only 50 people can attend each date so registration will be required. Please call us at 812-926-0646 or come into the library to register today! We also will have a station with books about penguins available to checkout. We hope to see you there!

Chapter Chat Reads “Drama”

So you love reading, but have no one to gush about books with… Look no further! The Aurora Public Library has the answer for you: The Chapter Chat Book Club at the Aurora Public Library, meeting every month to talk books with kids just like you.

In January, Chapter Chatters are reading Drama by Raina Telgemeier! This story follows Callie, a theatre fan who wants to put on the best production her middle school has ever seen, but drama on and off-stage creates chaos aplenty.

Callie loves theater. And while she would totally try out for her middle school’s production of Moon over Mississippi, she can’t really sing. Instead she’s the set designer for the drama department’s stage crew, and this year she’s determined to create a set worthy of Broadway on a middle-school budget.

But how can she, when she doesn’t know much about carpentry, ticket sales are down, and the crew members are having trouble working together? Not to mention the onstage AND offstage drama that occurs once the actors are chosen.

And when two cute brothers enter the picture, things get even crazier!

We are meeting in February at the Dillsboro Public Library on February 11th at 10:30 am and at Aurora Public Library on February 15th at 4:00 pm. Snacks, drinks, and fun, themed activities will be provided.

Registration is recommended for everyone ages 9 and up! You can pick up your book at either location. We look forward to seeing you there!

CLOSED for MLK, Jr. Day

The Aurora and Dillsboro Public Libraries will be closed Monday, January 16th, 2023 in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.

Patrons may turn in materials in our book drops in front of the libraries. If patrons would like to renew items, please call the library on or before Saturday, January 14th at 812-926-0646. Patrons may also renew items using their library card number and pin to access their account on our website.

We hope you have a wonderful holiday! If you would like to reflect on Dr. King’s legacy, please take a look at some of our titles about his life below.

The Autobiography of Martin Luther King, Jr.: Clayborne Carson: 9780446676502: Amazon.com: Books Martin Luther King, Jr. | SpringerLink Why We Can't Wait eBook by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. - EPUB | Rakuten Kobo United States King In The Wilderness (2018) - IMDb I Have a Dream (Book & CD): King Jr., Dr. Martin Luther, Nelson, Kadir: 9780375858871: Amazon.com: Books

Let It Snow!

Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow! Come into the Aurora Public Library and the Dillsboro Public Library and guess how many snowballs are in the jar at the circulation desk for the chance to win a prize! One guess per day per patron please, but you may guess each day in the month of January! 

 

Winter Walkin’ Continues

Don’t walk alone! Walk with the Aurora Public Library District!

Meet us on Wednesdays at the Dillsboro Branch at 8:30 am and on Fridays at the Aurora Branch at 8:30 am to walk. Weather permits. Each time you join us, you will be entered to win a massage from Summer House in Aurora!

Let’s walk together in this winter wonderland! We hope to see you there, all bundled up, of course!

Fly Guy Celebration!

Bzzzzz… Bzzz… Bzzzzz…

What’s that sound? It must be FLY GUY!

Are you ready for Buzz, Fly Guy, and Tedd Arnold? Tedd Arnold is the famous children’s author of the book series Fly Guy. Our Aurora Public Library District will feature a special storytime on Tuesday, January 17th at 5:30 p.m.! Fly Guy stories, crafts, and activities as well as snacks will be “buzzing” around for the kids to enjoy.

The Dillsboro Branch will also be holding a special storytime on Thursday, January 19th at 4:30 p.m. featuring Fly Guy books. We look forward to having all kids help us celebrate Tedd Arnold and his famous Fly Guy books!

        

LEGO® Club Kickoff!

Whether you’re a future architect or you just like to get creative, our new LEGO Club is the place to be!

Building with Legos is an effective way to stimulate the brain while also having fun! Each month we will have a different theme for kids to build. Feel free to work together with friends or on your own.

We will be meeting at the Aurora Public Library on January 10th at 5:00 pm. Snacks, drinks, and LEGOs will be provided. The only thing you have to bring is your creativity! We can’t wait to see what you build.

    

January Storytimes

Welcome, 2023!
Our storytime for children in January will start off with fun activities using the numbers in 2023. What do the words hibernation, arctic, and nocturnal all have in common? Why, animals of course! We cannot forget about snow, ice, and the color white to fit into our January storytimes also. There is going to be SNOW much fun! We hope you don’t miss out on this! There may be a surprise author study also on 2 special dates!
We hope to see all the kiddos at our storytime! Happy New Year!
January storytime has all kinds of cold-themed activities. We will start off the first week of January by celebrating our new year and incorporating the numbers 2, 0, 2, and 3 into our storytime. Books with numbers in their titles will be featured this week as well as New Year books… maybe books that just came out! Kids will enjoy making party poppers as well as participating in challenges involving building with 2 or 3 items. Imaginations will soar in this first-week challenge.
Happy New Year to everyone and we look forward to seeing you at our storytimes on Tuesdays and Thursdays at the Dillsboro Public Library and Wednesdays and Fridays at the Aurora Public Library at 10:30 am!