Go on a safari and search for animals in the windows of local businesses for our Summer Reading Program Scavenger Hunt! Just pick up a recording sheet during our open hours to get started at the Dillsboro or Aurora Public Libraries. There will be a different scavenger hunt in Aurora and in Dillsboro, so make sure to pick up the correct recording sheet at the correct library! Prefer a night safari or an early morning hunt? You can start your scavenger hunt at any time of day on or after June 1st.
Images of animals will be posted in the windows of several local businesses for you to find along with a QR code that links you to books about the animal you found! Once finished, return the completed recording sheet back to the library to get the password into Beanstack to get your badge! Not using Beanstack? You can receive a sticker for your hard work once your recording sheet is turned in. Please hunt safely and responsibly!
Ready to get hunting? The scavenger hunt kicks off on June 1st and ends July 24th.
The Aurora Public Library District would like to thank participating local businesses for their support and cooperation for our scavenger hunt!
Our Summer Reading Program Tails & Tales is kicking off on June 1st and will run through July 24th. We invite you to stop by the Aurora Public Library or the Dillsboro Public Library and get started with our Summer Reading Challenge. Folks of all ages can participate by reading and completing activities throughout the next 2 months. You can earn badges and prizes all along the way. We have also rolled out a new way to participate through Beanstack. You can sign up your entire family and track your reading on a home computer or mobile device. We also have a traditional paper log available if that’s how you want to participate.
We are beginning to offer some in-person programs at the library. These programs usually require advance registration and may have limited attendance to allow us to still provide social distancing. Call the library or talk to any librarian to see what is available for your age group.
One program everyone can participate in is our Animal Scavenger Hunt. Grab your tracking sheet at one of the library buildings and try to locate the animals posted in local businesses around town. There there are versions for both Aurora and Dillsboro, so choose your location, or do both!
Have a great Summer!
Teens are invited to join us for the first of two movie nights this summer. We’ll be watching The Hate U Give, based on the novel by the same name by Angie Thomas, on Thursday, June 20 upstairs at the Aurora Public Library starting at 5:30 p.m.
“Starr Carter is constantly switching between two worlds: the poor, mostly black, neighborhood where she lives and the rich, mostly white, prep school she attends. The uneasy balance between these worlds is shattered when Starr witnesses the fatal shooting of her childhood best friend Khalil at the hands of a police officer. Now, facing pressures from all sides of the community, Starr must find her voice and stand up for what’s right.”
The movie is rated PG-13 for mature thematic elements, including some violent content, drug material, and language.
Before you watch the movie, check out the book and join the discussion with Stuck Between the Pages, the young adult book discussion group. We’re reading the book for the June discussion, which will take place on Tuesday, June 11 at 6 p.m. at the Aurora Public Library.
Learn about the constellations in the night sky!
The StarLab Dome will be at the Aurora Public Library on Friday, June 7, 2019
Registration is required for this free event. We have the following times available.
10:30am, 11:30 am, 1:30 pm or 2:30 pm
The StarLab Dome offers a unique opportunity for children to view the star constellations as if they are viewing the nighttime sky. We will have a presenter to explain what stars you can look for at home while looking up at the stars. Children will also learn some history about the constellations.
The Star Lab is open to children ages 5-12 accompanied by an adult. You can register your child by calling the Aurora Public Library at 812-926-0646. Please be on time, because people cannot be admitted to the StarLab after the program begins.
Happy Stargazing! 🙂
Get ready to blast off into A Universe of Stories this summer! The Aurora Public Library District has so much stuff planned for you and your family, from a first person’s living history of life on the Ohio River,weekly Storytimes, StarLab Dome, a tour of the solar system, Daytime Sky Viewing, a Harry Potter Essential Oils class, teen movie nights, cupcake decorating, tween book discussions, and more! Be sure to check the blog, social media, and the newsletter for all of the information about programs.
Stop in anytime on or after May 23 to sign up. Everyone gets a book bag for free, and children eighteen and under will also get a book in their bags to keep. In your bag, you’ll find your summer Tic-Tac-Toe sheet. As you complete three-in-row, you’ll get a prize and also a chance to put your name in for a prize drawing of your choice. On top of that, every time you come into the library, you’ll also get to put your name in for prizes. There will also be door prizes featured at programs this summer, so be sure to come to as many of those as you can!
We can’t wait to see what this summer has in store for everyone! Remember, a some of our programs require advanced registration, so be sure to get your spot early before they’re all gone.
Have you ever looked at a picture of the Moon and wondered why it has so many craters on it?
If you observe the Moon, you will notice that it has more craters than the Earth, which has relatively few. Have you ever wondered why?
If the answers above are yes, please join us for a special “Fun Friday for Families” program on:
Friday, May 31, 2019, at 10:30 am at the Aurora Public Library.
We will be welcoming Dr. Wesley Ryle, Professor of Astronomy at Thomas More University.
Dr. Ryle will show us how craters are formed via violent impacts.
The program will also include hands-on creations of our own craters.
This is a free event and is open to all ages. No registration is required.
Hope to see you there! 🙂
What an awesome summer! Celebrate by attending the Libraries Rock! Open Houses at the Dillsboro Public Library on Friday, July 20 from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. and at the Aurora Public Library on Wednesday, July 25 from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. Walk around the buildings and view pictures from the Summer Reading Program, crafts, and enjoy some refreshments. The prize drawing will take place at 2 p.m. in both buildings as well as at the Local History Library @ the Depot on Wednesday, July 25 at 2 p.m. We can’t wait to see you there!
Join us at the Aurora City Park on Wednesday, July 18 at 1 p.m. for an interactive, visually entertaining jump rope show! The Rock ‘N’ Rope Warrior, David Fisher, will perform jump rope tricks with music, with audience participation and glow-in-the-dark jump ropes! No registration is required for this program, so come one and come all, and bring your families! This program will take place in lieu of the 1 p.m. Story Hour at the Aurora Public Library.