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News

Bi-Monthly Newsletters

Newsletters are mailed to homes within our service area and also available for download.

June & July 2024

April & May 2024


Press Releases

December 6, 2023

Comcast announces $30,000 Grant to Fund Digital Navigator Program at Aurora Public Library District’s Santori Library 

Comcast joined Aurora Public Library District officials today to announce a $30,000 donation to the Aurora Public Library District Foundation to fund a digital navigator program at Santori Library, located at 101 S. River St. in Aurora. Digital navigators are professionals who link residents to resources that can help them build the digital skills needed to succeed in school, participate in the workforce and connect to programs that can help them access and pay for broadband Internet service at home, including: 

  • Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP), a federal program which can provide up to $30 per month toward the cost of eligible households’ Internet and mobile bills;  
  • Internet Essentials, a Comcast program that provides low-cost Internet service at home to eligible low-income households with students of all ages, seniors, veterans, people with disabilities and public housing residents.
  • Internet Essentials has helped 1.9 million Illinois residents connect to the
  • Internet at home since it launched in 2011. The ACP can cover the full cost of Internet Essentials, making it free for eligible households. ... read more 

Weekly News Feature in The Voice

The Library has a weekly feature in The Voice. The Voice is an independent newspaper based in Aurora which is designed to give both individuals and groups avenues of expression, a voice.

The Voice serves selected areas in northern and north central Illinois, including, but not limited to the Fox River Valley in Kane, Kendall, DuPage, and Will Counties. The Voice serves other counties and is available online, through mail subscription, and on newsstands.

May 7, 2024

Jo Fredell Higgins’ new book storytime event

The Aurora Public Library District (APLD) is thrilled to welcome an esteemed author for an upcoming special storytime event. Longtime Aurora resident, and former The Voice columnist, Jo Fredell Higgins, will share her delightful new children’s book, A Zoo Menagerie, with families at the Eola Road Library Branch at 10 a.m. Thursday, May 16 This event will be a fantastic opportunity for young readers to meet a real author, hear a captivating story brought to life, and participate in interactive fun... read more

April 30, 2024

Good financial literacy help at the Aurora Public Library District

You’re interested in learning information on investments and taking control of your financial future, but the jargon and complexity of financial markets is overwhelming. The Aurora Public Library District (APLD) can help guide you on your financial journey with our upcoming program, ‘Investment Concerns in a Fragile Market’, Monday, May 13 at the Eola Road Branch. Attendees will feel empowered to make the right decisions for their situations in an ever-changing financial landscape... read more

April 23, 2024

The Many Lives of Kal Penn at Aurora Public Library District May 7

The Aurora Public Library District (APLD) joins more than 200 Illinois libraries to continue Season 3 of Illinois Libraries Present, a collaborative effort featuring virtual events with bestselling and award-winning authors and esteemed speakers. Coming up next will be The Many Lives of Kal Penn, which will take place via Zoom at 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 7... read more

April 16, 2024

Aurora Public Library District teen appeal: Growth, fun

It is hard to be a teenager in today’s world. They’re juggling school, home, and friends while facing the pressures of social media, planning their futures, and figuring themselves out! Luckily, the Aurora Public Library District (APLD) can be a great support system during this exciting and overwhelming time.

We are extremely lucky to have a team of passionate Teen Services Librarians leading the charge and serving our community. “I enjoy doing what I do because I get to do so much fun stuff,” said librarian Flannery Crump... read more

April 9, 2024

Earth Day April 22 special for Aurora Public Library District program

What do you do to celebrate Earth Day? Beyond an eco-friendly craft in elementary school, many of us traditionally do not celebrate it with much at all besides wearing green, or planting a tree, although those are great things to do. Recognized annually April 22, Earth Day is a time to reflect on our planet’s health and take action to protect it. This year, the Aurora Public Library District APLD) is sprouting some fantastic programs to celebrate Earth Day for all ages!... read more

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