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Bookmobile & Outreach Services

Seated from left are Christine, Sheri, and Karen. Standing from left are Mike, Laura, Jessica, and Mike. Not pictured Christina.  

The Outreach Services Department brings your library to you!  With a Bookmobile visiting schools, parks, and community centers, alongside Home Delivery Services that provide essential resources and materials to anyone facing physical or transportation barriers, we strive to strengthen and improve the quality of life for our customers.

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 Bookmobile

The APLD Bookmobile and Mini B (a car version of the Bookmobile).

The Bookmobile serves all of Aurora, including schools, neighborhoods, parks, and various other community locations. The Bookmobile has a large collection of books in both English and Spanish for adults, teens, and children, comprised of popular fiction, high interest non-fiction, graphic novels, magazines, audio books, and DVDs. We also carry a collection of large print books for adults. The Bookmobile has scheduled stops Monday - Saturday, and is also available for special event appearances including, but not limited to, parades, citywide festivals, school celebrations, and other community events.   

Bookmobile Community Stops are weekdays from 2:30-3:15 p.m. 

  • Mondays: Arrow Wood Park, Colorado Ave. & Commonwealth Ave. 
  • Tuesdays: Constitution House, 2131 W. Galena Blvd.  
  • Wednesdays: Alden Gardens of Waterford, 1955 Randi Drive 
  • Thursdays: Church Road and Edison Avenue 
  • Fridays: Carillon Stonegate, 1300 Mansfield Drive  
  • Saturdays:
    • Lakeview Townhomes, 168 Gregory Street, 10-11 a.m. 
    • Butterfield Park, DuPage Parkway & White Barn Road, 1-2 p.m. 
    • Savannah Subdivision, Savannah Drive & Flagstone Lane, 2:30-3:30 p.m. 

Click a site (purple icon) for the name, day and time of a stop.

Outreach

Home Delivery


Did you know the Aurora Public Library District offers free home delivery of library materials? This “no contact” delivery service is open to Aurora residents who meet any of the following criteria:  

  • Illness, injury, or physical handicap regardless of length of time  
  • Lack reliable transportation  
  • Reside more than 2 miles from any branch    
  • Special circumstances that affect the ability to visit library branches  
     

Place your own holds via phone or our website, select “Bookmobile” as your pick-up location, and call the Outreach Services Department at 630-723-2705.  After determining qualification for the program, you will be contacted when the holds have arrived to arrange the delivery date and window of time, which is dependent on driver availability. Items are left near the front door in a disposable plastic bag, already checked out to your account.  

Senior Living Facility Services

Outreach Services staff bring books, DVDs, audio books, and other library items to senior living facilities with two different monthly services:  

  • Deposit Collection: Each month, a delivery is made which includes 40 large print books, 5 audio books and 5 DVDs. Activities directors decide where to display the items so all residents have access to library materials.  Items are checked out to the facility’s library account.
  • Lobby Stop Service:  Staff visit senior living communities for one hour, providing large print books, DVDs, audio books, magazines and more for residents to conveniently browse for library material without leaving the facility.  Residents can register for a new library account on site, request specific items, retrieve holds, and check out materials. Items are checked out to an individual’s library account.

 Traveling Storytime Service

Conducted at area preschools, daycares, and by special request, monthly storytimes include interactive stories, songs, finger plays, puppets and various movement activities for young children. During the summer months, Stories in the Parks is offered on the Bookmobile, in addition to Stories at the Zoo at Phillips Park Zoo. Please contact us for more information.