Blue Splash Days: Water Experiments!

Splash into the library with our blue week for summer reading!

This week, our summer reading theme is the color Blue. Join us after storytime with some cool water experiments and finish it off with outside water play to cool off in the hot sun. You might get a little wet!

Blue Splash Day will be held at Dillsboro on June 13th and Aurora on June 14th at 11:30 am.

All materials will be provided! We can’t wait to see you there!

Summertime Story Walk®!

 

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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.

Purple Haze Days: Tie-Dye Bucket Hats!

This summer, we’re having family programs after some of our morning storytimes! Our first family program is for our first color-themed week: Purple! We will be tie-dyeing bucket hats so you can stay cool in the heat while looking cool too! The program begins immediately following storytime at Aurora on June 7th or at Dillsboro on June 6th!

All ages are welcome to attend. We can’t wait to see what you create! Don’t forget to sign up for our Summer Reading Program while you are here to enter for a chance to win huge prizes! Ask a librarian to sign up today!

Hedgehog Hannah Visits APLD!

Animals are returning to the library!

Hedgehog Hannah is coming and bringing some of her cuddly (and not-so-cuddly) creatures with her! Join us for entertaining animal encounters at the Aurora Public Library on June 21st at 1 pm.

Sign-ups for this program are recommended, but not required. To register for this program, call 812-926-0646 or visit the Aurora or Dillsboro Public Library and tell a librarian you would like to attend. We can’t wait to see you there, and neither can the animals!

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Aurora Public Library District Presents: StoryWalk®!

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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 Little Engine That Could by Watty Piper, reimagined by Dan Santat      The Littlest Airplane by Brooke Hartman, 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.

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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!

Summer Reading Scavenger Hunt!

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!

Take It, Make It: Scarecrow

School’s about to start, so you know what that means! Summer is almost over! But don’t worry, we have one final Sizzlin’ Summer Activity just for you! Beginning July 27, 2020, the final Take It, Make It activity will be available at both branches! Take It, Make It activities are projects that can be done at home with materials you can pick up at the library! You can also request curbside pick up. Just call 812-926-0646 (Aurora) or 812-954-4151 (Dillsboro) and let us know how many of the activities you need for your family!

 

Get ready for the transition from summer to fall with this week’s activity! Stop by the library to pick up the supplies to make your very own scarecrow! Check out the scarecrow Ms. Stephanie made!

Thanks for spending your summer with us! We had a lot of fun and we hope you did too! We hope to be able to meet safely in the fall for in person programs!