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News

Bi-Monthly Newsletters

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

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.

February 6, 2024

Aurora Public Library District can assist in the voting process

The Illinois Primary Election is coming up on March 19! New voters and anyone seeking reliable information on the voting process need look no further than the Aurora Public Library District (APLD). Library staff members have been preparing for months by compiling resources, planning programs, and educating themselves on the procedures and processes of registering the public to vote. As we head into this election year, it’s our goal to provide you with the most accurate information possible... read more 

January 30, 2024

Newbery Award Selection Committee helps children

What do the books Number the Stars, The Giver, Bud, Not Buddy, and The One and Only Ivan have in common? They are all past recipients of the Nunnery Medal. For more than a century, the Newbery Medal has been awarded to the most distinguished American children’s book published the previous year. The 2024 Newbery Medal winner was just announced by the American Library Association at their LibLearnX Conference in Baltimore, Md. The Aurora Public Library District (APLD) has a connection to this distinction because our own early literacy specialist, Gretchen Schulz, served on this year’s Newbery Award Selection Committee. It’s an appointment that comes with great responsibility and very little free time... read more 

January 23, 2024

Aurora Public Library District, State Toll Highway partners

For those who frequently navigate the Illinois Tollway, using an I-PASS is convenient and cost-effective. This electronic toll collection system promises faster travel, lower costs, and convenience for Tollway users. But, due to the up-front cost and ongoing financial responsibility, some drivers aren’t able to keep their I-PASS account in good standing. That’s why the Aurora Public Library District (APLD) is a partner with the Illinois State Toll Highway Authority to provide information on the I-PASS Assist program and potentially dismiss fines for those who qualify... read more 

January 16, 2024

Aurora Public Library District demonstrates stand against bullying Jan. 25

Every day, countless children and teens face the sting of bullying. It can leave lasting scars, impacting their self-esteem, confidence, and sense of safety. We can’t let this continue. The public is welcome to join the Aurora Public Library District (APLD) Thursday, Jan. 25 when we take a stand against bullying! The Santori Library will be host to a free bullying-prevention program, empowering individuals of all ages to combat this harmful behavior... read more 

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