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!

Karaoke Party!

End the summer on a high note at our Teen Karaoke Party at the Dillsboro Library! Sing your heart out while enjoying FREE pizza!

Thursday, July 20th @ 4 pm

Dillsboro Library

Anyone 13-19 is welcome! Registration is recommended. Please call 812-954-4151 to register.

Charcuterie ME!

Charcuterie program will be July 18th and 20th.

Join Jordan from Madison’s The Crepêrie to learn about the fine art of charcuterie! Each participant will learn the basics of creating their own charcuterie board—perfect for enjoying on some beautiful summer evening. All participants will take food home with them.  Registration is required; all interested will be put into a lottery and participants will be selected and contacted two weeks before the event.

This event is courtesy of the Aurora Public Library District. We can’t wait to see what delicious creations you make!

Mellow Yellow Family Yoga

Mellow Yellow Family Yoga on July 11th and 12th.


Breathe in… Breathe out… Feeling mellow? Practice some calming family yoga during yellow week at the library!

Visit the Dillsboro Public Library on July 11th or the Aurora Public Library on July 12th to practice some calming techniques and stretch all your sillies out with the whole family after storytime! This program will start at 11:30 am at both locations, but feel free to come to our storytimes beforehand at 10:30 am too! We will have activities for the older kids during storytime too.

We can’t wait to zen out with you at the library! See you there!

Crafty Creations Makes Mosaics!

This month, Crafty Creations, our adult crafting program, will be making a FREE beautiful mosaic coaster for your home!

Get crafty this month making a mosaic tile coaster perfect for that cold summer beverage. Crafty Creations will be meeting at the Dillsboro Public Library on July 6th at 4 pm and at the Local History Library @ The Depot on July 11th at 6 pm. All supplies will be provided; please wear clothes ready for crafting.  Registration for the attendance lottery is required and attendees will be notified 2 weeks before the event. This program is only open to individuals aged 18 or older. Speak to a librarian to register today!

Tween Crafting!

Tween crafting at 10:30 am.

Tweens, come to storytime with your younger siblings! During storytime on Tuesday and Wednesday for summer reading we will have activities for our tween patrons, ages 6-12. After storytime, we will continue with the scheduled summer reading program event. These will be at both libraries: Dillsboro and Aurora.

The activities are:

  • T-shirt bracelets
  • Spongebob Spongebombs
  • Plantable Planter
  • Kindness Rocks
  • American History Trivia
  • Bath Bombs
  • Sand Art

All materials will be provided. We can’t wait to see you and the whole family there!

Life-Size Candyland!

Ready for a sugar rush? Join us at the Aurora Library for Life Size Candyland! Race past Lollipop Forest and Gum Drop Mountain on your way to Candy Castle! First one there will win a gift card to Flavors Ice Cream & Deli! Thanks to our Teen Advisory Board for their assistance in putting this program together.

Aurora Public Library

Friday, July 7th

Tweens (8-12): 1 pm

Teens(13-19): 4 pm

Anyone 8-19 is welcome to attend! Registration is recommended, but not required. Please call 812-926-0646 to register. We hope to see you there!

Library BINGO Night!

BINGO! I got a BINGO at the Library!

Come to the Dillsboro Public Library on June 27th at 4 pm or the Local History Library @ The Depot on June 29th at 6 pm for your chance at fabulous prizes! We will be giving away books and gift cards to local businesses!

Refreshments will be provided. We can’t wait to see you there!

Take Flight with APLD!

Take Flight at Dillsboro at 6 pm

Take wing and join in a WILD adventure at the Dillsboro Public Library on June 20th at 6 pm!

Take Flight: Wildlife Encounters is visiting Dillsboro this summer for our summer reading program and they’re bringing a living aviary with them! Meet all kinds of birds of prey, ask experts questions about the animals, and learn about these cool birds at this event!

Have any questions? Call 812-954-4151 or speak to a librarian today. We look forward to seeing you there!

June Storytimes!

June Storytimes will be having you solve the mystery of what purple, blue, green, and orange have in common! You’ll have to come to our Storytimes at 10:30 a.m. to try to solve the June mystery. What could a rabbit and a bird have in common? Or, how about a cat and a fish? Then, throw in a hedgehog and a dog! Or, how about an elephant and a boy? I do not have a clue!  Do you?

We can’t wait to see you there with your thinking caps on! Don’t forget to bring the whole family with you to sign up for our Summer Reading Program! We will have fun, engaging programs after some of our storytimes during June and July! We will also be offering programs for older children during storytime hours so the whole family can enjoy the library! Check our newsletter or read our blog posts for more information on each one!