February is National Love Your Library Month!

February is National Love Your Library Month!

There’s so much more to do at the library than browse, check out, and read books…

You can also check out DVDs and CD audio books, as well as travel guides, magazines, self-help books, GED, SAT, and ACT study guides, and so much more! And if we don’t have what you’re looking for within the Aurora Public Library District, we can put in a request to get it here for you to check out.

You can come and use our computers and WiFi for free. And if you have to print, it’s just $.10 for black and white and $1.00 for color.

You can get involved in a program, like our Between the Lines adult book discussion, or learn more about Talk About Aurora History.

You can scroll through our Online Resources for free information databases on scholarships, travel, auto repair, AR books, and consumer reports, plus online encyclopedias, Live Homework Help, genealogy records, and numerous reading resources, like Novelist and Select Reads.

You can bring your children to Storytime or Side-by-Side.

You can research your genealogical or geographical history by visiting the Local History Library @ the Depot.

You can read other blogs to find out what the Aurora Public Library District staff is talking about, like genres, new books to read, and other programs happening at the Library.

You can have one of the staff members show you how to navigate the Indiana Digital Download Center, so you can have books, audio books, and movies to check out and download for free at your leisure!

Throughout the month of February, you can also bring in canned food items to erase your fines for the Cans for Fines program. For every can you bring in, $1.00 will be taken off of your accrued library fines. And if you don’t owe any money, you can help spread the love by donating canned food items anyway; we will gladly accept your donations! All canned food items collected at the Aurora Public Library will be donated to the Aurora Clearing House Food Pantry, and all items collected at the Dillsboro Public Library will be donated to the Dillsboro Food Pantry.

Celebrate by stopping by one of the branches today! We would LOVE to see you! Happy Reading!

 

Educational Resources

Now that  we’ve started a new school year, here’s a quick review of some of the educational resources we offer for students. Whether you’re in elementary school, in high school or an adult, we have online services to help you succeed! Many of these resources will require that you sign in with your library card number and perhaps a PIN. If you’re not sure whether you have a library PIN, just call the library at 812-926-0646 and we can get you ready to go!

To find our online educational resources, start on the Library home page: www.eAPLD.org. Click on the link for Online Resources, located near the top of the page, to find a variety of databases and other educational resources. The databases include A to Z USA, A to Z World Travel and Global Road Warrior. These three sites are excellent resources for reports on US states or on other countries. Use these to learn about history, regional food, geography, commerce and much more.

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Inspire is a very large collection of databases that are free to all Hoosiers. It’s not necessary to log-in through the Library web page, but we include a link for your convenience.

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The resources included in Inspire have recently been expanded to include Rosetta Stone for learning languages and Points of View Reference Center, which explores both sides of controversial issues. Inspire also offers a Testing & Education Reference Center with SAT and ACT Practice Tests, Practice Exams for Career Certifications and Resume Help.

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If you need help using any of these databases, give us a call and we will talk you through it.

Clicking on the link for Live Homework Help will take you to a site for live help with homework. Trained tutors are standing by from 2 PM until midnight to talk students through school assignments. It’s also possible to upload essays or resumes to get feedback before you need to submit them.

Don’t forget Britannica and World Book Online! Both of these encyclopedias offer multiple levels of information for different ages of students.

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In addition, World Book Online has e-books which may be read on your computer or other devices. Both online encyclopedias have terrific tutorials that take students step-by-step through completing a research program.

Take some time with your family to explore our online resources and please give us a call if you need some help!