Social Media: Follow Us!

Did you know that the Aurora Public Library District is on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram? These social media sites are just another way for you to connect to us! At the top right-hand corner of the Library website, you can click the images to find our accounts, but you can also:

 

At the top of the screen, search “Aurora Public Library District.” Be sure to Like and Follow us, too!

 

Our handle is “@auroralibrary.” Be sure to give us a Follow and Tweet and Retweet us, too!

 

Search “auroralibrary” to find us and give us a Follow! Tag us in the books you’re reading, the DVD’s you’re watching, and the audiobooks you’re listening to!

 

If you’re unsure if the account is ours or not, just search for our logo. We’d love for you to check in, tag us, send us messages, and more! Keep the Aurora Public Library District connected to you wherever you go!

As always, Happy Reading!

South Dearborn Online Newspaper: ‘The Knight Times’

Did you know that South Dearborn High School has an online newspaper? The newspaper first came into effect in 2015. After two long years of hassling and learning, the ‘Knight Times’ is ready to be pulled to the forefront and showed off to the world.¬† ‘The Knight Times’ staff try to include everything possible within the online newspaper, from prom to sports, from teacher information to student spotlights. The newspaper has just about everything for everyone and is a perfect way to see how students at South Dearborn are learning as well as celebrating! To visit the online newspaper, just click the picture!

Online Resources: Back to School

Kids are already dreading going back to school in the fall while their parents have had a countdown since May. The Aurora Public Library District’s website has several helpful Online Resources to make the school year a little easier.

Aside from the list of links for local school libraries, there are also links to online encyclopedias. All you need is your library card number to log in in order to have full access to these encyclopedias all the time for free, whether you need them for a research project or you just want to know more about a subject. There are also links to Inspire and Morningstar, which are databases used to locate cited resources that you can also use for research. These links will come in handy when you have a big research paper due this year!

There is also a link to GoodCall Scholarship Engine, which makes it easier for prospective college students find scholarships based on individual preferences. You can research and apply for multiple scholarships without ever having to leave your computer. There is also a link to take Practice Tests for adults and students, like the SAT, ACT, GRE, and many career placement tests. If you’re a nervous test-taker like I am, you can never have too much practice!

Another Online Resource we have is the AR Bookfinder. There is information about every AR book, including how many points each book is worth as well as the reading level, a short synopsis of the book, reading interest levels, and skills that will be used on the quiz. While you’re in the Online Resources, be sure to check out Novelist and Novelist K-8, too, to find author and title read-a-likes for your next great read.

There is also a link to Live Homework Help, where you can get free one-on-one tutoring time from 2 p.m. to 12 a.m. Math was always a difficult subject for me, so I wish I would have known about this amazing tool when I was in school! It would have saved me a lot of tears.

You can always stop in the Library, too, with any questions and we’ll be happy to help you! If you have a valid library card and have access to the public computers and Internet, you can also use one of our public computers for any of these resources as well as to type papers, print, or anything else you need to do. We will be happy to help you make this school year the best one yet!