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!


Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Upcoming Events

MOO! Milk and Cookies

Story Time & Scavenger Hunt

Friday, August 7, 11:00 am

at the Aurora Public Library

Stories and songs for toddlers and preschoolers, followed by milk and cookies, and an indoor scavenger hunt to find animal pictures posted in the library.

Monday, September 22, 2014

Event tickets currently available at the Aurora Public Library

Now available through the Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund at the Aurora Public Library:


3 free event tickets to the County Seat Theater Company production of All the Aprils of the World, A Tribute to Ann Gertrude McNair at the Encore! Performing Arts Center & Gallery in Cloquet on July 31st, August 1-2, 2015.  Ann Gertrude McNair was the daughter of William Kelsey an executive of the Northwest Paper Company in Cloquet in the 1920s and 30s. Kelsey often traveled internationally and always returned home with dolls from around the world for his wheelchair bound daughter.  All the Aprils of the World tells of William’s promise to bring Ann all the Aprils of the world, the most precious dolls in every town he saw. After her death at a young age, her collection was donated to the Cloquet Public Library and is still on display.

2 free event tickets for a Day out with Thomas at the Duluth Depot on July 31st, August 1-2, 7-9, 2015, are available at the library! Take a ride on Thomas the tank engine, meet the railway controller Sir Topham Hatt, have fun in Imagination Station, and much more at the Duluth Depot, the best place to see Thomas in Minnesota!  Limit: 2 vouchers per family.  For more information, visit:

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

Monster Hunters--Tea Krulos
From the Mountains Down--Joan Beth
Credit Repair--Robin Leonard
Blackout--Sarah Hepola
American Mojo--Peter Kiernan
Twin Ports By Trolley--Aaron Isaacs
How to Catch a Russian Spy--Naveed Jamali and Ellis Henican
Pirate Hunters--Robert Kurson
Lights and Sirens--Kevin Grange
Shuffle and Deal: 50 Classic Card Games--Tara Gallagher
The Shepherd's Life--James Rebanks
Like Brothers--Dennis Esler
Campfires on a Northern Shore--Dennis Esler
Tales of a Teenager--Dennis Esler
Reminisces of an Old Man--Dennis Esler
A Tale of Survival--Dennis Esler

MYSTERY/SUSPENSE

The Reflectory--Dan Cashman
The Melody Lingers Home--Mary Higgins Clark
Wicked Charms--Janet Evanovich & Phoef Sutton
Don't Go Home--Carolyn Hart
The Naked Eye--Iris & Roy Johansen
Truth or Die--James Patterson & Howard Roughan

FICTION

The Truth According to Us--Annie Barrows
Settlers of Fox Lake--Dennis Esler
Summer Secrets--Jane Green
Crooked Miles, Woven World--Bruce Hendricksen
Lady Maybe--Julie Klassen
Country--Danielle Steel

WESTERNS

Butch Cassidy: The Lost Years--William & J.A. Johnstone'

SCIENCE FICTION/FANTASY

Queen of the Tearling--Erika Johansen
Annihilation--Jeff Vandermeer

BOOKS ON CD

The Secret Garden--Frances Hodgson Burnett
Gifted Hands--Ben Carson
Red Dragon--Thomas Harris
Detection Unlimited--Georgette Heyer
The Seven Sisters--Lucinda Riley
All Clear--Connie Willis

MUSIC CD'S

Someday--Station 30
Note for Note II--Larry and Friends
Pint Size Polkas v. 1--Uncle Mike and his Polka Band

MOVIES

Biblical Disasters
Buried Secrets of the Bible
The Firm
Good Night, and Good Luck
Inception
The Muppet Movie
Pan's Labyrinth
Parental Guidance
Rebound
Selma

CHAPTER BOOKS

The Sign of the Cat--Lynne Jonell
The Shadow of the Shark--Mary Pope Osborne
Secret of the Shark Pit--Lee Roddy
Mission Titanic--Jude Watson

PICTURE BOOKS

Olivia Helps the Tooth Fairy
One Word From Sophia--Jim Averbeck & Yasmeen Ismail
Pete the Cat's Train Trip--James Dean
Rosie Goes to Preschool--Karen Katz
Birdie's First Day of School--Sujean Rim

JUVENILE NONFICTION

Full Wolf Moon--Cheryl Weibye Wilke
A Chicken Followed Me Home--Robin Page

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. 



BOOK CLUB IN THE PROCESS OF RE-FORMING

Are you interested in being part of a book club that meets at the library?  A group is in the process of re-forming!  If you are interested, email/call/stop by the library with your name, contact info, and when would be a good meeting time for you.  Someone from the group will get in touch with you.


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.

87 DOWNLOADABLE MAGAZINES NOW AVAILABLE TO ARROWHEAD LIBRARY SYSTEM CARDHOLDERS

The Arrowhead Library System now subscribes to 87 downloadable magazine titles through Zinio! If you have a library card from an Arrowhead Library System library, you can access these titles online. Go to https://www.rbdigital.com/arrowheadmn/service/zinio/landing? and click on "Create a New Account" to get started. Let us know if you need help.

 LIBRARY NOW HAS 6 "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 6 "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), and "Trucks and Boys and More" (books with boys as the main characters, or about trucks or bugs and more). 



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



The Aurora Public Library now has four 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 3 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.