All Aboard!

polar express storytime at the depot

All aboard at the Old Aurora Train Depot for a special storytime of Polar Express by Chris Van Allsburg. Kids will cozy up with hot cocoa and a story. Of course, your most comfy jammies are encouraged, but not required. Who knows, maybe that train whistle will be coming around the corner! We hope to see all of your kids there for this magical storytime at the Depot on December 16th at 1 pm!

Polar Bears Take Over the Library!

polar bear storytime at the dillsboro library

Storytime Saturday at the Dillsboro Public Library on Saturday, December 2nd will feature a fun theme of talented swimmers who paddle with their front paws, a coat of fur that does not soak up water, and a love for snow and VERY cold weather. What could it be? A friendly polar bear is visiting the library to say hello, make some COOL crafts, and read a story or two with you! Come join us for this amazing animal storytime at the Dillsboro Library on December 2nd at 2 pm. Families of all ages are welcome!

Be Thankful with Us

Special Storytime in November

While celebrating giving thanks this November, we are having a special “Gather Together” storytime to celebrate Native American Heritage month. Our Dillsboro Branch will hold this storytime at 10:30 a.m. on November 18th. The Aurora Library will continue this themed storytime celebration at 10:30 a.m. on 1November 25th.  Kids will enjoy learning about traditions, cultures and create Native American surprises during this center-based storytime.

We look forward to gathering together with you this festive holiday!

Scares and Stories Await!

Spooky Storytime in October

What goes bump in the night… What lurks in the graveyard… What is hiding under your bed? Read all about it in our spookiest picture books during this special storytime, designed for families just like yours!

Ghouls and goblins of the not-so-scary nature await at the Dillsboro Public Library on October 14th at 10:30 am and 1 pm and at the Aurora Public Library on October 28th at 10:30 am and 1 pm.

Get ready for crafts, stories, and a dance party that could wake the dead! Costumes are encouraged, but not required.

This FREE program will also include light snacks and drinks. Registration is not required.

We can’t wait to see you all at your favorite Halloween-time haunt: the library!

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

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!