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Summer of Imagination launches June 1

Summer of Imagination launches June 1
Posted on 05/27/2021
Ready for a paw-some summer? Check out Aurora Public Library’s Summer of Imagination! 

Summer of Imagination, APL's annual summer reading program, launches June 1! This year’s program, Tails & Tales, is all about animals – cats, dogs, bears, monkeys, elephants – any animal you can think of from around the world (and maybe from other worlds)! There is a program for every age, babies through adults, and all ages win prizes for reading this summer. 

Register at your local Aurora Public Library or visit AuroraGov.org/SummerOfImagination to sign up starting June 1. Visit the Summer of Imagination website for book recommendations, programs, fun activities and ideas for summer and more too!


In addition to the reading program, APL is hosting programs to help make the dog days of summer cooler! With the help of our friends at Aurora Animal Shelter and the Parks, Recreation and Open Space’s Naturalist Team, APL will be hosting virtual programs about animals – domestic and wild – as well as fun contests to get your imagination running wild this summer! 

Tails & Tales Tuesdays  
Tuesdays starting June 1, 1 p.m., Facebook YouTube
Learn all about animals – pets and wildlife – with our friends at Aurora Animal Shelter & PROS’ Naturalist Team. Click here for details. 

Pet Costume Contest 
Whether your beloved pet is a cat, a dog or a robot vacuum, submit a photo of them dressed in costume to win a silly prize from Aurora Public Library! Tag APL in a photo on social media or email your photo to APLReadingRocks@AuroraGov.org. Click here for categories and more info. 

Design Our Next Bookmark Contest 
Entries due by June 30, 2021 
Create the next APL bookmark! Using crayons, markers, colored pencils or watercolors, create a piece of art on the template here. Submit your bookmark to any Aurora Public Library for a chance for it to be selected as our next bookmark. APL staff and patrons will vote for winners in three age categories (Kids, Teens and Adults) in July. Template bookmarks also available at all Aurora Public Libraries. Click here for more info. 

Name a Pet at Aurora Animal Shelter 
Submit a creative name for Aurora Animal Shelter to give to a pet waiting for their forever home! Click here to suggest a name. Learn more about Aurora Animal Shelter and view adoptable pets at AuroraAnimalShelter.org.  

Visit AuroraGov.org/SummerOfImagination or our online events calendar for more programs at Aurora Public Library this summer!  

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