Friday, June 05, 2015

Your input is needed!

The Aurora Public Library (Minnesota) Board is beginning the process of developing a strategic plan to identify library priorities for the next five years.  We value your input on how the library can be of the best service to you and your family.  If you live in Aurora, Minnesota, or if you use the Aurora Public Library, we would appreciate your input!

If you live within City limits, you will be receiving a paper copy of a short survey in the July City mailing.  You are welcome to either complete and return the paper copy by August 1, or to to complete the same survey online here.

We respectfully request that each individual complete no more than one survey.

Thank you!


Friday, January 16, 2015

Holiday Closures

The Aurora Public Library will be CLOSED on Monday, September 7, in honor of Labor Day.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Check It Out! Newly added titles at the Aurora Public Library

 A number of titles have recently been added to our collection--check them out! 

NONFICTION

Chicken Soup for the Soul: The Joy of Adoption--Amy Newmark & LeAnn Thieman
Between the World and Me--Ta-Nehisi Coates
Voices in the Ocean--Susan Casey
Stuff Matters--Mark Miodownik
Salty Dogs--Jean M. Fogle
Good and Cheap--Leanne Brown
Nagasaki: Life After Nuclear War--Susan Southard
The Lost World of the Old Ones--David Roberts
Dancing in the Devil in the City of God--Juliana Barbassa

REFERENCE

Minnesota Legislative Manual 2015-2016

MYSTERY/SUSPENSE

Badlands--C.J. Box
Alert--James Patterson & Michael Ledwidge

FICTION

The Little Paris Bookshop--Nina George
Go Set a Watchman--Harper Lee
Circling the Sun--Paula McLain

SCIENCE FICTION/FANTASY

The Master of Heathcrest Hall--Galen Beckett
The First Confessor--Terry Goodkind
Bell Weather--Dennis Mahoney

WESTERNS

Rodeo Ranch--Max Brand
The Kerrigans: A Texas Dynasty--William W. & J.A. Johnstone
Luke Jensen Bounty Hunter: Bad Men Die--William W. & J.A. Johnstone
Shot in the Back--William W. & J.A. Johnstone
Arizona Territory--Dusty Richards
The Law and the Lawless--David Robbins

BOOKS ON CD

Badlands--C.J. Box

DONATED MOVIES

Before Sunset
The Campaign
The Great Escape
The Mist
My Book of Bible Stories: American Sign Language Edition
New World Translation of the Christian Greek Scriptures: American Sign Language Edition
Supersize Me
Ticking Clock

TEEN

A School for Unusual Girls--Kathleen Baldwin
The Witch Hunter--Virginia Boecker

CHAPTER BOOKS

The Jumbies--Tracey Baptiste
Mae the Panda Fairy--Daisy Meadows
Greenglass House--Kate Milford
Patriots, Redcoats & Spies--Robert J. Skead with Robert A. Skead

PICTURE BOOKS

My Book of Bible Stories
Smick!--Doreen Cronin
Kindergarten Rocks--Katie Davis
Wild Feelings--David Milgrim
Maple & Willow Apart--Lori Nichols
Welcome to Kindergarten--Anne Rockwell
Little Red Henry--Linda Urban
In a Village by the Sea--Muon Van

JUVENILE NONFICTION

Dinosaur Field Guide--Thomas R. Holtz Jr. & Michael Brett-Surman

Thursday, November 02, 2006

Centennial Celebration Photos


 Aurora Public Library

Centennial Celebration 

Open House

Friday, January 10, 3:00-600





  AUTHOR VISIT AND PRESENTATION BY 

AWARD-WINNING MINNESOTA MYSTERY WRITER

WILLIAM KENT KRUEGER

JUNE 19, 2014









APRONS THROUGH THE AGES

with Mary Mulari






Library News

What's new and news at the Aurora Public Library? 

ZINIO SUBSCRIPTION EXPIRES JUNE 30 

Arrowhead Library System's subscription to downloadable electronic magazines through Zinio expires today. Many patrons have observed that updates to Zinio have caused them to lose functionality. All Zinio content will remain in place for the present as Arrowhead Library System explores options for fully downloadable magazines.



SEVERAL NEW CIRCULATION POLICIESARE NOW IN EFFECT!



MOVIES



·        Limit of 7 movies per card at a time (regardless of format or genre)

·        7-day loan period on ALL movies (One 7-day renewal if nobody else waiting)

·        Holds on new movies will be restricted to Aurora patrons for the first three months.

·        Late fees of $.25 (25 cents) per day per item


MAGAZINES



·        14-day loan period (One 14-day renewal if nobody else waiting)

·        Late fees of $.25 (25 cents) per day per item

     NEW BOOKS/AUDIOBOOKS



·        14-day loan period (One 14-day renewal if nobody else waiting)

·        Late fees of $.25 (25 cents) per day per item
         Holds on new books/audiobooks will be restricted to Aurora patrons for the first three months.



ALL OTHER ITEMS 


·        28-day loan period (One 28-day renewal if nobody else waiting)

·        Late fees of $.25 (25 cents) per day per item



Fees due on library card must be below $10 in order to check out. 



BRAINFUSE HELPNOW AND JOBNOW NOW AVAILABLE

The Arrowhead Library System now subscribes to Brainfuse's HelpNow and JobNow services.

HelpNow connects students (elementary through adult) online with live tutors to provide homework help and skills-building tutoring sessions.  It also offers  a writing lab where students can submit a paper and receive a one-business-day analysis giving suggestions for improvement, practice standardized tests with results that provide not only the correct answer but also an analysis of how that answer was derived, a Spanish-learning language lab, flashcards (which can be used, created, and played with through various games), and more.  Tutors will not provide answers to homework, but will help students learn what they need to know to effectively complete the homework.

JobNow provides job seekers with resources for career assessment, resume-writing, interviewing, and job-searching, and additionally connects job-seekers online with live job coaches to assist with each step of a job search.  It also provides a resume lab where job-seekers can submit their resume and receive, within one business day, an analysis and suggestions for any needed improvements.

Tutors and job coaches are available daily from 2:00 pm to 11:00 pm. 

For remote use outside of a public library, go to http://www.arrowhead.lib.mn.us/services/magazines/home and click on HelpNow or JobNow.  You will need to enter your library card number.

LIBRARY NOW HAS 7 "QUICK PICK" BAGS FOR BUSY PARENTS OF PRESCHOOLERS

Is it sometimes hard to find time to pick out books for your active preschoolers?  The library has put together 7 "Quick Pick" bags.  Each bag contains 10 picture books chosen around a particular theme.  The themes of the bags are "Board Books for Babies," "All Early Readers," "Animals," "Dinosaurs," "The Pink Bag" (princesses and fairies and Fancy Nancy and more), "Trucks and Boys and More" (books with boys as the main characters, or about trucks or bugs and more), and "Bible Stories for Children." 



ELEVEN "STORY TIME IN A BAG" KITS AVAILABLE TO CHECK OUT--



The Aurora Public Library now has eleven circulating “Story Time in a Bag” kits.  Each bag has several books, along with puppets or other story telling aids, a music CD, a brochure about early literacy, and a tip sheet on how the contents of the bags can be used by parents and caregivers to read, write, sing, play, and talk with young children.  The bags may be checked out for 4 weeks, and are intended to be used by parents and caregivers to enjoy story times with their children.  Thanks are due to the Aurora Friends of the Library, who funded and/or made the bags and their contents.
 

Thursday, June 15, 2006

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Teens Talk Books: A Teen Forum

This page is set up for teens from Aurora, Minnesota to discuss books.  Please respect others; keep your comments courteous and your language clean.  
 
To post a comment:


If you would like to post a comment:

1. Click on the blue link below that says "(number) comments."
2. Type your comments into the box to the right of the screen labeled "Leave your comment." You are welcome to sign your name or to leave an anonymous comment.
3. The box below your comment will have some wavy colored letters. Type the letters you see into the box below them labelled "Word verification box."
4. If you do not have an account with Google or Blogger, or if you wish to leave an anonymous comment, click on the button next to the word "Anonymous" and click on the "Publish Your Comment" box. Your name will not be included unless you signed your comment. If you have an account with Google or Blogger and wish to use it, type in your user name and password, and then click on the "Publish Your Comment" box. Your Blogger or Google display name will then appear as a header to your comment.

Your comments should appear by the end of the next library business day after you post them. 

To see comments:  

Click on the small blue tag at the bottom of the post listing the number of comments.