Take a stroll and read a story with the whole family at this fun outdoor event!
The Aurora Public Library District has created two Story Walks® for the 2023 Summer Reading Program! Starting June 8th, you can stroll through the Dillsboro Community Park and read “When Pencil Met Eraser” by Karen Kilpatrick and Luis O. Ramos, Jr. You can read “I Am You: A Book About Ubuntu” by Refiloe Moahloli at Lesko Park starting June 9th! We will have ribbon-cutting ceremonies for the start of each Story Walk on June 8th and June 9th, respectively, at 11:30 am. Bring the whole family and read with each other to meet your Summer Reading goals!
A Story Walk® is an exciting, interactive storytime for the whole family that encourages literacy and outdoor activity. Pages of a story are posted on signs in order around a path in a park or by a walking trail for families to follow along. Each sign features a question that encourages critical thinking and discussions about the story among family members and friends.
These Story Walks® will be up until July 21st, so you have tons of time to read and walk and do it all over again! As always, this time spent reading our Story Walks® count towards your Summer Reading goals, so don’t forget to start your reading timer on the Beanstack app or keep track of the minutes to write it on your paper reading tracker to earn more prize tickets at the library!
The Story Walk® Project was created by Anne Ferguson of Montpelier, VT and developed in collaboration with the Kellogg-Hubbard Library. Story Walk® is a registered service mark owned by Ms. Ferguson.
Dinosaurs have broke loose in Southeast Indiana and they’ve been spotted at YOUR local library! Take a look at our fun dino-themed events coming this October!
Jurassic Park Movie Showing – October 11th, 1:00 pm @ Dillsboro Public Library
Are you ready for an adventure where the setting takes place in a theme park and characters in the movie come to life after a power failure? If you are, then the Dillsboro Public Library is the place to be on Tuesday, October 11, 2022 at 1:00 p.m. We will be featuring the movie Jurassic Park for all to enjoy as part of our Dinosaur Encounter theme week continues. We do ask that adults accompany any child under the age of 10. This movie is rated PG-13. Popcorn and a drink will be provided, so get ready to buckle up for a dinosaur wild ride. While not required, registration is requested.
Dino Escape Room – October 14th, 4:00 pm @ Aurora Public Library
Visit the dinosaur escape room at Aurora Public Library! Discover the hints and gain a reward. Enjoy some refreshments and food. Additionally, we’ll provide a craft that will show your prehistoric style. The event takes place at the Aurora Public Library on October 14th and begins at 4:00 pm. This event is exclusively open to tweens (8-12 years old). While not required, registration is requested.
Dinosaur Encounter – October 15th, 1:00 pm @ Gabbard Park in Aurora
Imagine going back 245 million years ago to a time known as “The Age of Dinosaurs” and encountering an Argentinosaurus, one of the largest dinosaurs who roamed freely on our Earth. Fast forward to the present and imagine YOU having a Dinosaur Encounter on October 15, 2022 at 1:00 p.m. located at Gabbard Park in Aurora, Indiana! The Aurora Public Library District is excited to host this program for all ages. Beaux the T-Rex and babies will be here as well as Seraphina the Triceratops and babies. Station play will also be set up after the program for all to enjoy. In case of rain, the program will be held at the Aurora Elementary School main gymnasium. We look forward to a gigantic show!
If you are roaring with any questions, please contact the library at 812-926-0646.
The Aurora Public Library District would like to thank the following community partners for helping to host our first StoryWalk®!
The Dillsboro StoryWalk® was hosted by Dillsboro Community Park and the Town Manager, Susan Greco, graciously promoted it during their summer Munch-a-Lunch program.
The Aurora StoryWalk® included signs here at the Aurora Public Library, as well as the following parks and businesses:
The 1819 Boutique
The Aurora Diner
Big Indian Woodworking
Bottom Line Services
Denmure Law Office
Gabbard Riverfront Park
Norwood Custom Glass
Plug’s Sweet Tooth
Second Time Around
Southeastern Indiana Art Guild
St. Elizabeth Heart & Vascular – Aurora
Wellington’s Ice Cream Palace
We would also like to thank Nancy Turner from Main Street Aurora for loaning us enormous scissors for our ribbon cutting events.
Stay tuned for another StoryWalk® opportunity in October 2022!
Please join the Aurora Public Library District in our StoryWalk® event between July 10 and July 24, 2022! Take a walk at your leisure along Second Street in Aurora or around the Dillsboro Community Park in Dillsboro. As you walk, you will encounter the pages of a picture book to read and questions to discuss. Complete the story and scan a QR code with your smartphone or tablet to register for entries in the prize drawings for our Reading Moves You summer reading program. Registration for summer reading is NOT required to earn prize entries! Prizes will be drawn during the Summer Reading Sled Dog Finale on July 28, 2022.
The Aurora StoryWalk® will start outside the Aurora Public Library lower-level entrance and feature the book The Little Engine that Could, written by Watty Piper and reimagined by Dan Santat. The Dillsboro StoryWalk® will begin by the soccer pavilion playground at Dillsboro Community Park and feature the book The Littlest Airplane, written by Brooke Hartman and illustrated by John Joseph.
The StoryWalk® Project was created by Anne Ferguson of Montpelier, VT and developed in collaboration with the Kellogg-Hubbard Library. StoryWalk® is a registered service mark owned by Ms. Ferguson.