Aurora Public Library Blog

Welcome to Aurora Public Library’s blog. A place where our library staff share their thoughts, insider knowledge and overall love of all things book and community.

Feel free to comment on posts, re-blog and enjoy. To ensure a civil and focused discussion, comments will be held for a brief period before being published.



Recent Posts
1  2  3  4 
February 2021 - Posts
HELLO

HELLO stands for Hand-on Early Literacy for Little Ones. In this program children will sing songs, work on fine and gross motor skills, learn about letters, numbers and science and develop early literacy skills. Ages 0-6.

This week's video is all about the letter I, as in iguana!

Posted by svanholb@auroragov.org  On Feb 25, 2021 at 8:04 AM
  
Dewey Match?

Looking for books about love? We can help you make a match!

Love comes in all forms! From romantic to platonic; from passionate to love lost; from self-love to putting logic over feelings - there's a book about it!

Check out some suggested reads and even more below!

(Or click here to check them out!)

























Check out more from Hoopla Digital - available to borrow instantly with no wait for free with your library card!

Bridgerton (Netflix) Romance | Paranormal Romance | Romantic Comedy | Young Adult Rom Coms

Posted by svanholb@auroragov.org  On Feb 24, 2021 at 12:01 PM
  
Readers' Realm

Reader's Realm: Fantasy
with Lisa


OK, this is it; we’re finishing up FANTASY.  Keep commenting or join in now. 

A new genre/category will begin next week, so you can start looking for a book.  Let’s go to SPORTS next.



As you finish your book, did you like the ending?  Did the magical creatures and humans work together or against each other?  Did magic/fantasy play a real part in how the problem worked out? Please include the title and author of the book you’re reading in your post. 

In my book, "The Goblin’s Puzzle" by Andrew S. Chilton, the goblin stays true to his goblin self – he has said before that goblins and humans can never become friends.  But he still manages to help the boy get out of a sticky situation.  Even though fantasy is a big part of the story, I mean there are goblins and dragons, the problem is really solved through logic.  The goblin always finds a way to think his way out of problems and guides others, sometimes by telling them the opposite – as goblins often do.  I like how the goblin is such a real character with a lot of sides to him. 

Remember we’ll start next week with SPORTS! The choice of book is totally up to you - what will you read?
Posted by svanholb@auroragov.org  On Feb 24, 2021 at 8:57 AM
  
Read It!    

Family Book Club: "Kazu Jones and the Denver Dognappers" by Shauna Holyoak
with Tess

Welcome to Family Book Club! This is an exciting club for families who love to read and is appropriate for ages 8-15. The books chosen are always within the third to sixth grade level but both younger and older kids will enjoy them! If your child is younger, I encourage the family to read the book aloud together or listen to the audiobook (if available)!

Kazu Jones

In February, we will be reading "Kazu Jones and the Denver Dognappers" by Shauna Holyoak. This is a fun mystery set in Denver, Colorado! Kazu Jones sets out on a mission to discover who is dognapping all the pooches of the city!

We will be having a special virtual event on March 1 at 5 p.m. to meet the author, Shauna Holyoak, on WebEx! Register here to receive the WebEx link.

This event is in collaboration with Jefferson County Public Library (JCPL) and their Young Reader's Book Club.

Copies of the book are available for checkout at Tallyn's Reach Library. If this is not your home branch, please put the book on hold via the catalog or give us a call at 303.627.3050. Copies are also available through JCPL and Prospector.

Chapters 22-32
1. In the lunchroom, Kazu calmly told Madeleine that she was being unkind. Do you think this was the right thing to do? 
2. What is your favorite Halloween tradition?
3. Would you let Madeleine help with the investigation?
4. Do you understand why Kazu's mom is upset? Do you agree with her or not?
5. Did you think Genki would be taken? Do you think this will push Kazu to be even more focused on cracking the case?

Leave your thoughts in the comments below! Next week, we'll be reading chapters 33-47!
Posted by svanholb@auroragov.org  On Feb 22, 2021 at 3:32 PM
  
We have partnered with Natural Grocers for a series of videos focusing on healthy living to start the new year!
Just like the rest of our body, the immune system requires optimal nutrition to work at its best. Keeping your immune system fed with the right stuff will ensure that your body is ready to handle whatever comes its way during the winter months.

Posted by svanholb@auroragov.org  On Feb 19, 2021 at 12:38 PM
  
1  2  3  4