BLAST OFF to Storytime!

Rocket Science at APLD in October

Want to go to space someday? Or maybe you just want to learn about space here, safely on Earth? Come learn rocket science and other amazing things with APLD and the Kids Discovery Factory!

The program will then be offered to kids on Wednesday, October 11 from 1 pm–3 pm at the Aurora Public Library and Thursday, October 12 from 1 pm– 3 pm at the Dillsboro Public Library. Registration is recommended, but not required.

We can’t wait to explore space and blast off to the stars with you! See you there!

Special Storytime!

Mo Willems Storytime in September

The Pigeon wants to drive the bus! Would you let this wacky bird take the wheel?

Explore this story and many more by beloved children’s author and illustrator Mo Willems at our Special Saturday Storytimes this September! It’s the Pigeon’s 20th birthday, so there’s no better way to celebrate! These storytimes are about all things Willems, including Elephant & Piggie, Pigeon, Unlimited Squirrels, and the Knuffle Bunny! Listen to your favorite stories, get up to sing and dance, and create cool crafts with Miss Tammy based on Mo’s best books, which you can check from the library with your own library card!

Aurora’s special storytime is September 23rd at 10:30 am and 1 pm. Meet us at the Dilslboro Public Library for our special storytime on September 9th at 10:30 am or 1 pm. We can’t wait to see you there!

Check out these books below to get ready to celebrate the Pigeon’s birthday!

The Pigeon Wants a Puppy by Mo WIllems The Pigeon Will Ride the Rollercoaster by Mo Willems The Pigeon Needs a Bath by Mo Willems Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus by Mo Willems The Pigeon Has to Go to School by Mo Willems The Duckling Gets a Cookie by Mo Willems Don't Let the Pigeon Stay Up Late by Mo Willems The Pigeon Finds a Hot Dog by Mo WIllems

September Storytimes!

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The Pigeon, Duckling, Piggie, Elephant, Gerald, Knuffle Bunny, and Edwina are just a few of the characters you will be meeting at our September Story Times. Don’t Let The Pigeon Drive the Bus by Mo Willems is all about a pigeon who wants to drive a bus when the bus driver takes a break! This September is the 20th anniversary edition of the book! Does the pigeon get to drive the bus? NO? MAYBE? YES? You’ll have to come to Story Time to find out… hint, hint… stay off the road.

Storytimes at the Dillsboro Public Library are on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 10:30 am. Storytimes at the Aurora Public Library are Wednesdays and Fridays at 10:30 am. We can’t wait to see your smiling faces ready for a new adventure!

Regular Storytime is BACK!

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A B C D E F G… no way can it be time for school to start! Summer is winding down! Here in our children’s library, storytime for August will be featuring none other than… LETTERS. Books about silly letters, learning letters, colorful letters, big letters, and little letters will have you ready to build, create, search, and do a little Chicka Chicka Boom Boom! How many books can you read that have letters in them?

Storytimes are at the Aurora Public Library on Wednesdays and Fridays at 10:30 am and at the Dillsboro Public Library on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 10:30 am. Families of all ages are welcome to attend!

We can’t wait to see you all there, ready to read, craft, dance, and sing with us!

Summer Reading Foam Finale Party!

Get psyched for suds at our big Summer Reading Program Finale Party!

Our finale party will feature a HUGE foam machine, music, games, and tons of delicious snacks and drinks! We will have cotton candy and Gatorade for everyone in attendance! Didn’t participate in our Summer Reading Program this year? Not to fear, you’re still welcome at our huge library bash! We love to see new faces and we want to celebrate with you too! So bring your friends and family down to the Aurora Public Library on July 25th or the Dillsboro Public Library on July 26th at 11:30 am for a spectacular end-of-summer send-off like never before!

You are sure to get wet at this event, so make sure you dress accordingly or bring an extra set of clothes to change into after our bashes end at 2:30 pm!

We will also be drawing for our Summer Reading Program prizes for each branch at their parties, so if you want to pick up your prize pronto, make sure to be in attendance! Can’t make our party? Don’t worry! If you win a prize but aren’t in attendance, we’ll give you a call to let you know you’ve won a prize and hold it for you until you can pick it up.

Got any questions? Call 812-926-0646 or stop into any library branch today and a librarian can help you out. We can’t wait to see you there!

LEGO Club Meets in July!

Lego Club meets in July.

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 acceptable. The designs will then be put on display on the shelves outside the kids’ room so you can show off your work. Legos, snacks, and beverages are provided.

We can’t wait to see what you build! We will be meeting at the Dillsboro Public Library on July 6th at 5 pm and at the Aurora Public Library on July 18th at 5 pm.

C.R. Patterson and the Automobile

Join us for an evening of transportation history as historian Christopher Nelson discusses the life and legacy of C.R. Patterson.

C.R. Patterson, part of one of the first automobile companies in America, C.R. Patterson and Sons, developed precursors to some of the first working automobiles while also championing civil rights in post-Civil War America. Patterson became a transportation entrepreneur as an African American during an unkind time in America. He, along with a business partner, established their carriage business in Greenfield, OH, which was a stop on the same Baltimore & Ohio train line as Aurora’s depot. Hear more about this extraordinary man’s fascinating history at this FREE event! Light refreshments will be provided.

This historical talk will be at the Local History Library at the Depot on July 13th at 6 pm. We look forward to seeing you there!

Color a Cool T-Shirt!

Color T-Shirts on July 18th and 19th.

Fill your wardrobe with a burst of color this summer at the library!

Visit the Dillboro Public Library on July 18th or the Aurora Public Library on July 19th to create your very own, completely unique color t-shirt to show off your style when you go back to school! This event starts at 11:30 am at both locations, but feel free to come to our family storytime at 10:30 am before the event starts! WE will have fun activities for the older kids to do during storytime as well.

We can’t wait to see what you create! See you there!