Gingerbread Baby Comes to Dillsboro!

On Saturday, December 3rd, Gingerbread Baby assists with storytime at Dillsboro Public Library as part of the Dillsboro Hometown Christmas. The fun begins at 1:00 pm and all attendees will enjoy listening to Gingerbread Baby by Jan Brett followed by decorating their own gingerbread babies, participating in gingerbread activities, and enjoying a photo with the Gingerbread Baby. Attendees can get an entry for the library’s Hometown Christmas raffle which includes a pass to Reindeer Ridge, a $50 Larosa’s gift card, and assorted Jan Brett-themed items. The winner will be selected in the evening at Dillsboro’s Hometown Christmas but must be present to win.

The Gingerbread Baby can’t wait to meet you!

November Storytimes!

Leaves, pumpkins, turkeys, scarecrows, pies, harvest, squirrels, orange, red, yellow, and brown are all things happening in our November Storytime. What did The Leaf Thief really steal? And If You Give a Moose a Muffin what does he do with it? Or why are there Too Many Pumpkins? But the true question is what did The Scarecrow do to help the crow? Activities galore surrounding this thankful month of Fall. We look forward to seeing you and your family there to learn all of the answers to the questions above. Maybe we will learn How to Catch a Turkey!

Aurora Public Library storytimes are Wednesday and Friday at 10:30 am.

Dillsboro Public Library storytimes are Tuesday and Thursday at 10:30 am.

We hope the entire family can join us to kick off the Holiday season on November 26th at 12:00 p.m. at APL to watch the movie “The Muppet Christmas Carol.” See you there!

September Storytimes!

Get ready for teddy bears (Winnie-the-Pooh and Corduroy are excited), dots (green, red, purple, blue, any color you choose), pirates (don’t worry, we won’t make you walk the plank) and apples (we are so glad Johnny planted all those trees) to start off our September Fall Storytime Programming. Rhymes, songs, dances, activities and crafts will have your little ones waiting for the next adventure here at the library.

Bloomers from our local daycare/preschools will have their special time on Mondays. Sprouts will be getting ready to grow in our program on Tuesdays (DPL) and Wednesdays (APL). Seedlings will start to sprout and then bloom into wonderful listeners and avid goers to the library on Thursdays (DPL) and Fridays (APL).

All times for our programming start at 10:30 a.m. We look forward to seeing all of you here. Just a reminder that our session plans are geared towards each groups age; Bloomers (preschool/kindergarten visits only), Sprouts (3-6) and those Seedlings (ages 0-2 years old). See you soon!

Oh yeah, teddy bears, pirates and apples are welcome to join you!

Fall Children’s Programming

Our Summer Reading Program was quite the success. What a wonderful time we had this summer learning about different modes of transportation. Thank you to everyone who took the time to let your child attend these storytimes.

We are now getting ready for our Fall children’s programming which will be starting Tuesday, September 6, 2022. To say we are excited about the Fall Programming is an understatement. Listed below are brief descriptions of each program being offered.

Bloomer Time is a program for visiting preschools in the area. This program will be scheduled on a first come first serve basis from each preschool. We have tentatively set the time for these preschools to visit at 10:30 a.m. on Mondays at the Aurora Public Library. If there is a Dillsboro area preschool that would like to visit our Dillsboro Branch, we will set a time that would work for them also on Mondays. These programs last around 45 minutes. Again, all preschool directors will be contacting either Leslie Sutherlin, Director, or Tammy Wohlfrom, Children’s Library, directly for these dates.      

Sprout Time will be designed for children ages 3-6 to come in with an adult. Our program will consist of stories, songs, rhymes, crafts and/or learning activities. This age will blossom in no time to fantastic book lovers as we introduce age-leveled books geared to them. All caregivers will need to be present in the children’s area or right outside of our area. Our scheduled days are as follows for Sprout Time: Tuesdays at Dillsboro Public Library at 10:30 a.m. and Wednesdays at Aurora Public Library at 10:30 a.m. This program will last approximately 30-45 minutes.

Seedling Time will be a program for our infants/toddlers from the ages of 0-2 years old. We are excited to offer this program and watch how these age groups react to our library time for them. Simple songs, nursery rhymes, fingerplay (easy motions/movement), sensory activity and of course a story is being offered to this age group. Of course, all caregivers are involved in this program which lasts around 20 minutes. The following days will be for our Seedling Time program: Thursdays at Dillsboro Public Library at 10:30 a.m. and Fridays at Aurora Public Library at 10:30 a.m.   

And lastly, we are offering 4th grade on up ages (9+) to join us for our Chapter Chat Book Club which will be on the 2nd Saturday of each month from 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. at Dillsboro Public Library. The date for the Aurora Public Library location will be the 2nd Wednesday of each month from 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. We will be introducing our first Chapter Chat participants to Harry Potter. Discussion of the book, games, activities and snacks will round out our Chapter Chat meetings. Who knows, the next book we introduce may be decided by our participants in the club!   

As you can see from all of the programming being prepared, we will be taking off the month of AUGUST to prepare for these events. Look out for our newsletter/calendar that will be listing dates of all of our programming events. We look forward to getting all the kids EXCITED ABOUT THE LIBRARY!

**Please note we realize there are siblings that may need to be in attendance as long as everyone understands that all program activities are geared towards the ages listed above.  

Fire Time Storytime!

Get ready to STOP, DROP and ROLL into our Fire Time Storytime with Miss Tammy and Miss Emily!

Meet us July 13th at the Aurora Branch or July 14th at the Dillsboro Branch. Each program begins at 11:00 a.m. Registration is not required, but is helpful for planning purposes. Please call 81-926-0646 to register.

Our feature story, of course, will be all about fires. After the story, we will break out into our “fire” themed stations which consist of movement games, sensory bins, and creativity stations. You will not want to miss the Take It, Make It Craft where spots are plentiful. As always, we will have our “field trip” outside to see our featured transportation. Photos and inspecting the vehicle will be our top priority while outside. But, wait…before you leave, you’ll have to “fuel up” with a grab-a-snack bag. We wonder who the lucky winner of our door prize will be this time? We look forward to seeing all you kids there!

Summer Programs 2021

We are once again holding in-person programming! Check out the list below for all the fun things we’re doing this summer! To register for any of the programs, call 812-926-0646 or speak to any staff member!

Storytimes with Miss Stephanie

Mondays at 10:30 AM at Aurora Public Library

Tuesdays at 10:30 AM at Dillsboro Public Library

Wednesdays at 10:30 AM and 1:00 PM at Aurora Public Library

Registration is required.

Join Miss Stephanie for Storytime and a craft!

 

Tales with Penelope

June 28th at 1:00 – 2:30 PM

Aurora Public Library

Ages 5-12

Registration is required.

Penelope the bull dog loves Summer Reading! Sign up for a 10-minute slot to read her your favorite book.

 

Build-a-Gnome

July 8th at 10:30 AM

Aurora Public Library

Ages 8-12

Registration is required.

Join Mike from Distinctive Knits to build your very own gnome! All supplies will be provided.

 

Outside Fun Day

July 9th from 10:30 to 1:00

Dillsboro Public Library

All ages

No registration required.

Have some fun in the sun with sidewalk chalk, bubbles, and water tables!

 

Printmaking with Heather

July 15th at 4:30 PM

Dillsboro Public Library

Ages 8-12

Registration is required.

Join local artist Heather Tackitt in making your own prints! All supplies will be provided.

 

Origami for Teens

July 16th at 2:00 PM

Aurora Public Library

Ages 13-18

Registration is required.

Join Mike from Distinctive Knits as he teaches you how to make an origami star! All supplies will be provided.

 

Beginners Knitting

July 20th & 22nd at 6:00 PM

Aurora Public Library

Ages 18+

Registration is required.

Join Mike from Distinctive Knits as he teaches you how to knit a hat. All supplies will be provided. You must attend both sessions and visit Distinctive Knits at your convenience to complete your project.

 

Silly Safaris Animal Show

July 23rd

Dillsboro Public Library (10:30 AM) & Aurora City Park Pavilion (1:00 PM)

All ages

No registration required.

Meet some cool and kooky real live animals to celebrate the end of Summer Reading 2021!

Rockets & Reading: Virtual Storytelling

Join Jamie & Olivia as they blast off into the stars with this space themed storytelling! They’ll be singing some fun songs, making crafts, and of course, reading some books! Rockets & Reading will be available on our YouTube Channel on June 9th! Make sure to subscribe to our channel so you don’t miss out on any of our other upcoming virtual programs.

Check out these other interstellar books! Click on a cover to place a hold!

         

Naps & Narratives

Join Jamie & Olivia as they read some of their favorite books about sleepy time! They’ll be singing some fun songs, doing yoga, making crafts, and creating shadow puppets! Naps & Narratives will be available on our YouTube Channel on May 12th! Make sure to subscribe to our channel so you don’t miss out on any of our other upcoming virtual programs.

Check out these other sleepy books! Click on a cover to place a hold!

         

       

Storms & Stories

Join Jamie & Olivia as they read some of their favorite books about the weather! They’ll be singing some fun songs, doing yoga, making crafts, and teaching the sign for Wind! Storms & Stories will be available on our YouTube Channel on April 14th! Make sure to subscribe to our channel so you don’t miss out on any of our other upcoming virtual programs.

Check out these other weather books! Click on a cover to place a hold!