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.

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April 2021 - Posts
National Poetry Month

National Poetry Month may be coming to an end, but you can celebrate the beauty of poetry all year long! Check out some of these recommended titles and find more at your library! (Click on each title to be taken to our catalog)

Check out more poetry recommendations instantly on hoopla digital here.


Posted by [email protected]  On Apr 30, 2021 at 3:19 PM
Create It Pets

Welcome to Create It: Pets! Each month, in partnership with the Aurora Animal Shelter, we will be sharing a fun, easy DIY to make for furry friends! 

Create some stress relief for your favorite feline with an easy cardboard scratcher. In partnership with the Aurora Animal Shelter.
Scratchers donated to the Aurora Animal Shelter can be 9-12 inches long. Reverse dimensions are also acceptable (12 inches [strip length] x 1.5 in [strip width] x 5 inches [entire board length]).

For more information on donating to Aurora Animal Shelter, visit

Posted by [email protected]  On Apr 29, 2021 at 9:34 AM

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

April's letter of the month is J and the word of the month is JELLYFISH! This week, Miss Julie shares how to make a fun jellyfish craft and Miss Karen shares early literacy tips to keep practicing HELLO at home.
Visit your library and pick up a free Grab & Go jellyfish craft kit (available while supplies last).

Posted by [email protected]  On Apr 29, 2021 at 9:11 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, Miss Lisa shares a fun and easy-to-make matching game. 
Posted by [email protected]  On Apr 27, 2021 at 1:03 PM
Learn It!

Strum Along: "Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star" on Kalimba

It's #TuneTuesday! Follow along as we play "Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star" on Kalimba!
Have your own kalimba? Pull it out and learn a new song! Thinking of learning a new instrument? Be inspired with this fun and simple song!

Intro/Outlook Royalty Free Music from Bensound
Posted by [email protected]  On Apr 27, 2021 at 12:56 PM
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