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HELLO

Welcome to HELLO, Hands-On Literacy for Little Ones! Join us each week as we learn about the letter of the month, each week focusing on a different activity or skill! This video is the final HELLO for now; stay tuned for more early literacy programs from Aurora Public Library!

May’s letter of the month is K and the word of the month is KANGAROO! In this video, Miss Julie shares a fun kangaroo craft and Miss Karen shares science and literacy tips to practice at home! Visit your Aurora Public Library to pick up a free Grab and Go craft kit, while supplies last.

Posted by svanholb@auroragov.org  On May 27, 2021 at 10:31 AM
  
This is your opportunity to learn something new! This week, Miss Tess shares the alphabet in American Sign Language and shows how to sign your name!

Kids ages 5 - 12, with parent's permission, can submit a photo or video of what they learned this month (a fun fact, a new song, a new language, a new dance - almost anything!) via social media or an email to APLReadingRocks@AuroraGov.org to be entered to win a prize! Last day to enter is Friday, May 28. Click here for more info.

Posted by svanholb@auroragov.org  On May 26, 2021 at 10:05 AM
  
Make & Learn

Welcome to Make & Learn! In this program, our librarians will be sharing easy-to-make games and activities that support cognitive development and practicing early literacy skills. 

In this video, Lisa shares two ways to make your own road for a toy car - one on the floor and one that is more puzzle-like. These activities encourage imagination and make believe play, which support cognitive development and abstract thinking. 

Posted by svanholb@auroragov.org  On May 25, 2021 at 9:57 AM
  
Upcoming Family Book Clubs in June

You are welcome to participate in both events or just one!

"COG" by Greg Van EekHout (Author event Monday, June 14)Van EekHout

Suggested reading schedule:  
Monday, May 24 – Sunday, May 30: Chapters 1-7
Monday, May 31 – Sunday, June 6: Chapters 8-14
Monday, June 7 – Sunday, 13: Chapters 15-22
We will be having a special virtual event on Monday, June 14 at 5 p.m. to meet the author! Register here.
 
Copies of the book are available for checkout at the Tallyn's Reach Library. Please call if you'd like to put one on hold to be picked up at a different branch - (303.627.3050). Unlimited copies of the eAudiobook and eBook are also available through HooplaDigital.




"The Magic in Changing Your Stars" by Leah Henderson (Author event on Monday, June 28)
Reading schedule coming soon!

Henderson

Posted by svanholb@auroragov.org  On May 24, 2021 at 4:05 PM
  
Create It!

Create It! Flamingo
with Karen

It's Make It Monday! This week, Karen shares a fun and easy DIY flamingo - perfect decor to welcome summer! 

Posted by svanholb@auroragov.org  On May 24, 2021 at 1:48 PM
  
Read It!

Welcome to APL Reader’s Corner! This month we are reading "Canto Vol. 1: If I Only Had a Heart" by David Booher.

Let us know what you think about the book in the comments! 

Check it out instantly as an eBook from hoopla digital here.

Posted by svanholb@auroragov.org  On May 20, 2021 at 5:23 PM
  
The Aurora Police Department will be conducting Stationary Roadside Sobriety Checkpoint on Saturday, May 22, 2021 from 9:00 p.m. to 3:00 a.m. This is part of our continuing commitment to the statewide effort to combat drunk drivers and reduce alcohol related traffic accidents and fatalities. This checkpoint is part of the>DUI Checkpoint Colorado program, which kicks off Memorial Day weekend, continuing through Labor Day weekend. This checkpoint will be located on South Chambers Road.

Motorists passing through the checkpoint will be contacted briefly by an officer who will be looking for signs of intoxication and/or impairment in the driver. The checkpoint should cause only minor inconvenience to traffic along the targeted roadway, and highly visible signage will be posted leading into the checkpoint screening area. Drivers entering a checkpoint are asked to pay close attention to the officers directing traffic through the area. Motorists should also roll down their drivers' side window as they approach the screening area. This allows for better communication between the motorist and the officer, quicker screening, and a shorter delay overall.

The checkpoint is funded by an N.H.T.S.A. (National Highway Transportation Safety Administration) grant in partnership with the "Heat is On" campaign and administered by the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT).

DUI Checkpoint Colorado

Officer Crystal McCoy
Public Information Officer
720.432.5095
Posted by ckmccoy@auroragov.org  On May 20, 2021 at 10:41 AM
  
HELLO

Join us each week as we learn about the letter of the month, each week focusing on a different activity or skill! 

May’s letter of the month is K and the word of the month is KANGAROO! In this video, Miss Julie shares a fun rhyme and Miss Karen shares a book recommendation, all about kangaroos!

Posted by svanholb@auroragov.org  On May 20, 2021 at 9:53 AM
  

Aurora Police Department’s K9 Cyrus will receive a bullet and stab protective vest thanks to a charitable donation from non-profit organization Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. K9 Cyrus’ vest will be embroidered with the sentiment “Born to Love-Trained to Serve-Loyal Always”. Delivery is expected within eight to ten weeks.

 Vested Interest in K9s, Inc., established in 2009, is a 501(c)(3) charity whose mission is to provide bullet and stab protective vests and other assistance to dogs of law enforcement and related agencies throughout the United States. This potentially lifesaving body armor for four-legged K9 officers is U.S. made, custom fitted, and NIJ certified.  Since its inception, Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. has provided over 4,247 vests to K9s in all 50 states at a value of $6.9 million, made possible by both private and corporate donations. 

 The program is open to U.S. dogs that are at least 20 months old and actively employed and certified with law enforcement or related agencies.  K9s with expired vests are also eligible to participate.  There are an estimated 30,000 law enforcement K9s throughout the United States.

 Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. accepts tax-deductible contributions in any amount, while a single donation of $960 will sponsor one vest.  Each vest has a value of $1,744-$2,283, weighs an average of 4-5 lb., and comes with a five-year warranty.  For more information, or to learn about volunteer opportunities, please call 508-824-6978.  Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. provides information, lists events, and accepts donations at www.vik9s.org, or you may mail your contribution to P.O. Box 9, East Taunton, MA 02718.   

APD K9 Cyrus

Officer Crystal McCoy
Public Information Officer
720.432.5095

Posted by ckmccoy@auroragov.org  On May 19, 2021 at 12:56 PM
  
This is your opportunity to learn something new! This week, Miss Tess shows how to make a marshmallow catapult! This STEM activity showcases kinetic energy. When you pull back on the spoon, kinetic energy is transferred from the spoon to the marshmallow, which launches it! How far can you get your marshmallow to fly?

Join us every Tuesday in May as we share new things to learn!

Kids ages 5 - 12, with parent's permission, can submit a photo or video of what they learned this month (a fun fact, a new song, a new language, a new dance - almost anything!) via social media or an email to APLReadingRocks@AuroraGov.org to be entered to win a prize! Last day to enter is Friday, May 28. Click here for more info.
Posted by svanholb@auroragov.org  On May 18, 2021 at 11:51 AM
  
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