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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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
Family Book Club

This month we are reading "Unusual Chickens for the Exceptional Poultry Farmer" by Kelly Jones. City girl Sophie has no idea what to do when her family moves to a farm they have inherited. Soon things get stranger when she realizes the chickens have superpowers! When a local farmer finds out what the chickens can do and tries to steal them, it’s up to Sophie to keep them safe! Genre: FANTASY.

Unusual Chickens for the Exceptional Poultry Farmer

Chapters 28 (June 26, 2014 to Agnes) -36 (July 10, 2014)
1. How did you like the book? 
2. What were your favorite parts? 
3. Is there anything you did not like or would change about it?

We will be having a special virtual event TODAY at 5 p.m. to meet the author! Please register here.

May Preview:
"Just South of Home" by Karen Strong
Twelve-year-old Sarah, her Chicago cousin Janie, brainy brother Ellis, and his best friend, Jasper, investigate a tragic event in their small Southern town's history. Genre: SUPERNATURAL MYSTERY
May Family Book Club

Suggested reading schedule:
Monday, April 25 – Sunday, May 2: Chapters 1 (Red Velvet Miracle) – 10 (Cursed)
Monday, May 3 – Sunday, May 9: Chapters 11 (Seed of Doubt) – 19 (The Deaconess)
Monday, May 10 – Sunday, May 16: Chapters 20 (Family Meeting) – 28 (A Guilty Liar)
Monday, May 17 – Sunday, May 23: Chapters 29 (Witching Hour) – 37 (Home)

We will be having a special virtual event on Monday, May 24 at 5 p.m. to meet the author! Registration coming soon.

Check out "Just South of Home" for free with your library card here. Additional copies also available through Prospector.
Posted by [email protected]  On Apr 26, 2021 at 2:39 PM
Create It!

Create It! Spring Wreath
with Karen

Welcome spring with a festive wreath for your door! Karen shares this fun and easy DIY (a perfect project for when you're binge-watching your favorite show)! 
Posted by [email protected]  On Apr 26, 2021 at 2:04 PM
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