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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Read Across America

Read Across America (Week 1)
by Stacy

Read Across America is a year-long celebration of all things reading! Starting in August and ending in July, Read Across America is about making time to read with kids and showing how reading is important and fun!

If we are going to create more readers, more writers, people who feel included and recognized, and people who understand that the world is far richer than just their experiences alone, kids need books that are as diverse and complex as the society we live in.

Join us each week as we share more Books Across America! Enjoy the comforts of reading in your own state, or travel the map to explore something new! 

Check out our first set of book recommendations, featuring stories set in Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado Connecticut, Delaware, Florida and the District of Columbia!

See a book you want to read? Click on the title to be taken to our catalog or Prospector to place a hold or borrow instantly!












































Posted by svanholb@auroragov.org  On Mar 04, 2021 at 10:23 AM
  
HELLO

HELLO, Hands-On Early Literacy for Little Ones, is now weekly! Join us each week as we learn about different the letter of the month, each week focusing on a different activity or skill!

March's letter of the month is I, as in ICE CREAM! 

Posted by svanholb@auroragov.org  On Mar 04, 2021 at 10:07 AM
  
Readers' Realm

Reader's Realm: Sports
with Lisa

Welcome to the Readers’ Realm.  This month’s genre: SPORTS! Plan to read your book in about a month.  A new discussion topic will be posted each Wednesday from now through March 24. Then on to a new genre/category!   



Feel free to post as much as you like.  Click on the title of the post to get to the comment page. Be sure to read others’ comments and respond to them.   Let’s get to it: 

There are SO many sports and books about them!  What sport is your book about?  I find that sports books fall into two types: having the sporting event front and center (little else matters) or having the characters and their problems/adventures front and center with the sporting event as more of a backdrop.  Which do you think your book will be?   

Please include the title and author of the book you’re reading in your post. 
I’m reading "Gabby Garcia’s Ultimate Playbook" by Iva-Marie Palmer.  The main character, Gabby, is a baseball player.  I’m only up to page 40, but it seems that while baseball will be important to the book, as it is important to Gabby’s life, the story will be more about her adapting to a new school, new friends, a new team, and a bully.  I’m hoping there’s some good baseball action though. 

What’s happening in your book? Still looking for a book to read? Check out some suggestions below!

Posted by svanholb@auroragov.org  On Mar 03, 2021 at 8:07 AM
  
Grab & Go Together

Grab & Go Together: Seuss Book Nook
with Nicole

Celebrate Read Across America Day by creating your own Seuss Book Nook décor for your bookshelf!
Need supplies? Grab & Go kits are available in Reference (lower level) at Central Library, while supplies last!
Posted by svanholb@auroragov.org  On Mar 02, 2021 at 10:36 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 way to incorporate sensory play while supporting the early literacy skills of talk and write! 

Posted by svanholb@auroragov.org  On Mar 02, 2021 at 10:36 AM
  
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