National Read a Book Day!

September 6 is National Read a Book Day! What better place to get a book to read than the Aurora Public Library District? For readers of all ages and walks of life, we’ve got just the right book for you!

You can stop by one of our branches and leisurely browse our selection, reading the backs and inserts of the books for summaries to decide what book you’re going to check out. Our staff is always willing to recommend books to you (and obsess over books and characters with you…). This is the way libraries have been operating for decades, and it still works today! If you have a library card, you can check out the books for two weeks and renew them two times after that if you need to, as well.

You could also download Overdrive to any of your smart devices, like your phone or tablet. Once you download the app, you’ll be able to access the thousands of books we have in our digital collection, the Indiana Digital Download Center. To log in, type in your library card and pin number and you’ll be all set! You can also set the limits to be able to check items out for 7, 14, or 21 days. Once your due date is here, the item will automatically check itself back in so you don’t have to worry about late fees!

If you’re having trouble finding your next great read, you can also visit some of the websites we have listed under the Online Resources tab on our website. You can visit Novelist to find author-, title-, and series-read-a-likes just by typing your favorite author, title, or series. For younger readers, there is also Novelist K-8. Select Reads is a website where you can join online book clubs, sign up for newsletters about your favorite genre and author, and even sing up for contests to win free books. Another great website to find your next favorite book is Goodreads. You can rate and review books, and chat with and add friends who love books as much as you do. There are blogs, summaries, and giveaways you can enter in, plus you can ask your favorite authors questions that they just might answer back! It’s kind of like Facebook for book lovers.

Utilize one or all of these resources to find your next great read and join in on National Read a Book Day! Let us know what you’ll be reading by commenting on this blog, stopping in, or writing on our Facebook wall. We would love to hear from you!

Happy Reading!

National Days in September

September is the month when the air starts to turn brisk in the mornings, giving you a small taste for Fall, but by the afternoon, it’s sweltering again. Monday, September 4 is Labor Day, where most business (including the Aurora Public Library District) will be closed. But what about the other National Holidays taking place in September?

September 2: National Tailgating Day & National College Colors Day

September 4: National Wildlife Day & Labor Day

September 5: National Cheese Pizza Day

September 6: National Read a Book Day

September 8: National Stand Up to Cancer Day

September 9: National Hug Your Boss Day

September 11: Patriot Day & National Day of Service and Remembrance

September 12: National Day of Encouragement & National Chocolate Milkshake Day

September 13: National Peanut Butter Day

September 15: National Online Learning Day

September 16: National Step-Family Day & National Working Parents Day

September 17: National Wife Appreciation Day

September 19: National Talk Like a Pirate Day & National IT Professionals Day

September 22: First Day of Autumn

September 23: National Singles Day & National Family Health and Fitness Day

September 24: National Punctuation Day

September 25: National Comic Book Day

September 26: National Pancake Day & National Voter Registration Day

September 28: National Good Neighbor Day

September 29: National Coffee Day

September 30: National Ghost Hunting Day

Click on the underlined links to brows our collection on these different topics! Enjoy these days!